Author Archives: Sean Crane


Brushtail Possum Has Got to Go

This brushtail possum looked like he was having trouble finding a bathroom. We were deep in the woods of Tasmania in Australia. This will be my last post for a week or so as I […]

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Verreaux’s Sifaka

It’s been a while since I posted a dancing lemur. This is the Verreaux’s sifaka lemur, best known for the way they move on the ground — a frantic shuffle that could best be described […]

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This genet interrupted our dinner one night while on safari in Botswana. I always bring my gear with me to meals just in case of such an occurrence. Usually, nothing, but this time I was […]

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Rain Frog

This tiny little guy is called a Fitzinger’s Rain Frog (I’m going to go out on a limb here and say he was discovered by Fitzinger). He was probably no more than an inch in […]

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Rufous-Chested Dotterel

Just a simple shot of a simple bird doing its thing. This is a rufous-chested dotterel, also known as the rufous-chested plover. It is a South American bird that breeds in Chile, Argentina and the […]

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American Pika

Pikas are closely related to rabbits, although smaller than the average rabbit and with shorter ears. There are several species living in mountainous regions of Asia and North America. This is the American pika. It […]

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This is the first platypus I had the pleasure of photographing. It was my first trip to Australia back in 2006. Platypus can be notoriously shy and elusive creatures so I was quite excited when […]

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Cat-Eyed Snake

There are ten species of cat-eyed snake. I believe this one to be the northern cat-eyed snake. You can see where they get their name with that vertical pupil. Cat-eyed snakes are venomous, but the […]

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Foresters Mom and Joey at Twilight

Last Friday I posted a pademelon mom and her joey. This is a proper kangaroo and her joey — the eastern grey kangaroo, known locally in Tasmania as the forester. I saw probably fifty or […]

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Giraffe Kiss

About five years ago, I posted a closer crop of this mother reticulated giraffe and her baby. Here’s a wider view which I think I now like better. I was in Kenya in November, the […]

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Rockhopper Landscape

With my 15 millimeter fisheye lens, I was able to capture the three main groups of rockhopper penguins that live in this colony on Saunders Island in the Falkland Islands. It was great to have […]

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Gray Mouse Lemur

Mouse lemurs are one of the smallest primates in the world, although the gray mouse lemur is the largest of the mouse lemurs. Still, they measure just ten inches in length, half of which is […]

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