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michaeladamsparks Bactrian Camel
Bactrian Camel commented on by michaeladamsparks Lat: 47.47 Lon: 115.3911 years ago

Huh...interesting. Hybridization often seems to be a big issue with endangered species--even when they aren't that closely related to domesticated species. I know it's a major concern for conserving wild buffalo populations in the U.S. (many of them have interbred with cattle). I also posted something on another Project Noah post about unusual hybridizations happening because of shifts in climate: http://e360.yale.edu/feature/arctic_roam...

If you want to see something REALLY cool and rare that lives in the gobi desert you should check out the gobi bear...

michaeladamsparks Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by michaeladamsparks Hampton, Virginia, USA11 years ago

The colors in this are incredible. Are you using some kind of filter? Hope to see more shots soon in any case...

michaeladamsparks Bactrian Camel
Bactrian Camel commented on by michaeladamsparks Lat: 47.47 Lon: 115.3911 years ago

Well the thing about this camel is it's not wild. There are wild camels in Mongolia that are super super rare. The domesticated ones are everywhere--they use them for riding, milking, meat, wool. In any case, thanks for the compliment! The blue stuff in back is a lake where people harvest salt in the spring.

michaeladamsparks Parrot Snake
Parrot Snake commented on by michaeladamsparks Barranquilla, Atl√°ntico, Colombia11 years ago

Wow! I actually really like the second one.

michaeladamsparks Buteo Buzzard
Buteo Buzzard commented on by michaeladamsparks Netherlands11 years ago

Lori, I was about to mention that. It can definitely be confusing for a U.S. birder abroad (or, I'm sure, a European in the U.S.)!

michaeladamsparks Fish Poison Tree (Fruit/Flower)
Fish Poison Tree (Fruit/Flower) commented on by michaeladamsparks Surat Thani, Thailand11 years ago

These are really great shots you're putting together. Any idea what this is?

michaeladamsparks Laughing Kookaburra
Laughing Kookaburra commented on by michaeladamsparks New South Wales, Australia11 years ago

Cool looking bird. I've heard of kookaburras but didn't realize they were a kind of kingfisher, which is one of my favorites in the States.

michaeladamsparks Rhinoceros beetle
Rhinoceros beetle commented on by michaeladamsparks Lat: -38.16 Lon: 144.5611 years ago

Great description. haha.

michaeladamsparks Eurasian Jay
Eurasian Jay commented on by michaeladamsparks Riga, Latvia11 years ago

Wow!!!

michaeladamsparks Huntsman spider
Huntsman spider commented on by michaeladamsparks Tasmania, Australia11 years ago

wowwww. that's great!

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