Eye of a Burro

Wild Burro, Moreno Valley, CaliforniaLast month I posted a wild burro at a distance, behind a bush of yellow flowers. Here’s a completely different angle. As I mentioned previously, these wild burros, or donkeys, or asses if you prefer, are the only wild herd in the United States on anything other than federal land. They roam free on the hillsides of Moreno Valley in California.
Nikon D800 with Nikkor 200-400mm lens (at 350mm) ISO 400, f/4 at 1/2500th of a second

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  1. Sue May 17, 2017 at 12:24 am #


  2. mom May 17, 2017 at 6:58 am #

    I must say I like the giraffe eye better, but this is nice. I notice the donkey and the giraffe are both brown-eyed, which raises a genetic curiosity: are all these large animals brown-eyed or do some have blue or green eyes?

    • Sean Crane May 17, 2017 at 11:23 pm #

      Well, most of the hooves animals have brown eyes. I recently posted a lemur with blue eyes. We’re pretty rare in that respect.

  3. Peter Butterfield May 17, 2017 at 8:13 am #

    —– A concern profound
    —– Every soul a window needs
    —– A revealing orb .

  4. Louis May 17, 2017 at 10:19 am #

    Rising up, back in the pasture
    Did my time, with a rancher
    Stood around, now now I’m standing some more
    Just an ass and his really long ears

    So many times it happens too fast
    You trade your hay for oats
    Don’t lose your grip on the dreams of the past
    You must bray just to keep them alive

    It’s the eye of the burro
    It’s the thrill of the munch

  5. Susan Rubeo May 17, 2017 at 2:43 pm #

    So intense a good choice for photo today

    Aunt Sue

    • Sean Crane May 17, 2017 at 11:24 pm #

      Thanks Aunt Sue. This one was Karen’s pick.

  6. Laura Mann May 18, 2017 at 12:06 pm #

    I see a gentle kindness in his gaze. Wish we could learn from him.

  7. Rachel Bellenoit May 19, 2017 at 10:48 am #

    Love love love the composition!