Author Archives: Sean Crane


Honey Badger

Here’s another one from the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana. The ratel, also known as the honey badger. These guys can be fierce when confronted. They have extremely tough skin, while at the same […]

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Verreaux’s Eagle Owl Chicks

These guys also go by the name of milky eagle owl or giant eagle owl. They are widespread throughout sub-Sahara Africa. I came across these two large chicks just north of the Masai Mara in […]

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White-Throated Toucan

I’ve posted quite a few shots of the keel-billed toucan and the chestnut-mandibled toucan, but none yet of this guy — the white-throated toucan. I met this fine looking bird down in the Bolivian rainforest […]

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Iguana Love

Nothing quite says Happy Valentine’s Day like a pair of smitten marine iguanas. These handsome lovers were photographed on La Fe Island, a tiny speck of volcanic rock in the Galapagos archipelago of Ecuador. Nikon […]

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Lion at Water Hole

This lion’s mane almost looks like a wig. The males from the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana are commonly called black-maned lions. Technically, all lions have a bit of black in their mane, but […]

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Brown Bear Sprint

Here’s another of the brown bears I was able to photograph at close range as they chased after salmon at low tide. Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. Nikon D500 with Nikkor 200-400mm lens (at 400mm) […]

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The hoatzin, although not necessarily the most attractive bird in the world, does have its unique charm. I photographed this one in the Bolivian Amazon at Madidi National Park. These pheasant-sized birds are rare in […]

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Strawberry Poison Dart Frog (aka the Blue Jeans Frog)

My sister Mo requested a frog today. My mother wanted anything red and blue — in honor of her beloved Patriots (and as a counter point to the Eagle I posted on Monday). I think […]

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Young Orangutan in Forest

Orangutans are more swingers than they are jumpers. But it sure is impressive to see them swing from one tree to another, using the relative strength of each branch to their advantage. Of course, it […]

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Four Kings

There are a few ways to visit Volunteer Point in the Falkland Islands. You can visit as part of a four-hour landing from a cruise ship. Or as a day trip from the capital of […]

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Bald Eagle

This one is kind of self explanatory. I mean, I’m a Broncos fan, but that was one heck of a game tonight. Congrats Philly. I photographed this bald eagle just north of the US/Washington state […]

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Young Black-Backed Jackal

This young black-backed jackal was resting along the side of the road in the Masai Mara, seemingly unconcerned, relaxed and smiling at us as we drove by. These guys are pretty widespread throughout eastern and […]

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