I was walking in the area of the City of Knowledge in the early morning the other day when I ran across an unexpected guest. This beautiful owl was perched on a nearby rooftop. I took out my trusty little Nikon and snapped a couple of shots as he calmly looked on without batting an eye.
Brown pelicans are a common sight as you walk along the Bay of Panama. These pictures were taken around Plaza de Francia in Casco Viejo.
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Today I had another surprise visit from my friend Toucan Sam. Its nice to know he likes the neighborhood. We are proud to have such an illustrious resident here in Bella Vista.
I spent a large part of my morning trying to capture a photo of this allusive toucan. He kept flying from tree to tree, hiding out among the branches. Finally, around noon, I spotted him in a palm tree across the street from my apartment. It was a long shot and the photos are a little blurry, but I finally got a few shots of him. Mr. Toucan, you are so pretty, I just wished I could get a close up of you!
This cute little guy was friendly and talkative. He preened and posed for the camera as I took his picture. I think he enjoyed the photo session as much as I did. Animals are amazing!
One of the things I truly love about living in Panama is coming in contact on a daily basis with beautiful wildlife. Panama is blessed with a myriad of lovely feathered creatures like this one. This is just one of the many perks that comes with living in a tropical paradise.
I have lived in Panama over thirty years and I am still amazed by the amount of wildlife that this little isthmus sustains. I am also reminded just how fragile these creatures are and how much they depend on their habitat for survival. Let’s protect our wildlife and our natural resources.
Here is another example of the little surprises you can come across as you stroll around the City of Knowledge. These guys were having a great time trying to get a female’s attention. I sat for an hour as I watched them prance and squawk. Here they look really cute with their chests stuck out as they strut on by.
When I am near the ocean I always feel a sense of serenity, even when I am the middle of this fast paced metropolis called Panama. This peaceful scene was captured while walking on the Cinta Costera as hundreds of cars swept by hurriedly on the way somewhere important.