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March 28th, 2011

Under the Sidewalk

Posted By Kevin Schafer
San Joaquin Kit Fox and pup, Bakersfield
I have been in Bakersfield, California this week, looking for endangered San Joaquin Kit Foxes.  Foxes in the city?  Yes, in one of the most unexpected of situations, these rare foxes are holding their own living in the middle of the city, in some cases better than they’re faring in the surrounding agricultural land. As …
 
February 15th, 2011

Small Animal, Big Landscape

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Peacock (Pavo cristatus), Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
Wildlife photographers treasure their big glass, the long telephoto lenses that allow them to get close-up, dramatic images of their animal subjects. Inevitably, though, there are times when whatever lens you have is simply not long enough, when you kick yourself for not bringing along the 600mm (or whatever). Such was the case on this …
 
January 20th, 2011

Chicken Run

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Sri Lanka Junglefowl
First of all, forget the image thumbnail… (God forbid anyone should have the subject off-center!) This is the story of a wild chicken – actually a wild Sri Lanka Junglefowl, a close relative of the Indian bird that was domesticated into the Colonel Sanders variety thousands of years ago.  These bizarre, familiar birds are common …
 
November 28th, 2010

Nighttime Diversions

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Waterfall Frog (Litoria nannotis) Endangered, Queensland, Australia
In the tropics, the sun doesn’t linger at the horizon at the end of the day : it plunges down as if in a hurry for tomorrow. It’s dark by 7, and inside the forest, much earlier than that. So what is a wildlife photographer to do for the next 12 hours until dawn?  Well, …
 
October 25th, 2010

On the Trail of the Sea Cat

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Marine Otters (Lontra felina) Chile
I spent 6 weeks in South America this past winter, getting the first-ever in-depth coverage of the smallest marine mammal in the world : the Marine Otter.  No larger than a housecat – it is sometimes referred to “El Gato del Mar” or “The Sea Cat” – this little otter is only found along the …
 
June 9th, 2010

The Empty Ark

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Stump-tailed Macaque (Macaca arctoides)
I am happy to announce that the July issue of OP features a story on my work on Endangered Species written by Kim Castleberry. I hope you’ll have a look. I have been working for the past two years on telling the little-known stories of rare and endangered animals around the world: Amazon River Dolphins, …