Unexpected Guest

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 […]

Cat Nap

A little cat nap under a shady tree is a great way to beat the heat and restore your energy.  This little cat has found a superb location to take his little afternoon siesta, right dab in the middle of Plaza Catedral in Casco Viejo.  

Jane Goodall Goes Wild in Panama!

Jane Goodall, considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, hosted an intimate conversation with students in Panama.  The famous primatologist answered questions about the conservation of flora and fauna, sharing her wealth of experience with her young audience.  https://www.facebook.com/ConcursoGoWildPanama

Toucan Sam is back!

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.

Toucan Sam

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 […]


“How many people keep pigs as pets?”  This was the question that came to my mind when I came across this interesting scene.  The name Wilbur immediately came to mind and snatches of the novel “Charlotte’s Web” came creeping into my head.  “I wonder how much money it takes to feed a pig that size?”, […]

Traditional vs. Non-traditional Pets

I have always had a pet, or two, or three.  However, all of my pets have been canines, with an occasional goldfish thrown in now and then.  Today, some people tend to gravitate towards less conventional types of pets, choosing snakes, lizards or rats for company.  I don’t know about you, but I think I’ll […]

Animals are Amazing!

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!

Birds of a Feather…

I was walking around the City of Knowledge after an afternoon rain and came across these guys scourging around for a little snack.  This is one of the things I love about Panama.  Wildlife abounds and you never know what you are going to run into on your afternoon strolls.

Santa Rita Arriba, Colon

This is a view of the port of Colon  taken from the side of a cliff in Santa Rita Arriba.  Santa Rita Arriba is a small town located outside the city of Colon.  If you are interested in witnessing exotic wildlife in its natural habitat, I suggest you visit Santa Rita Arriba. There is a […]

Hanging Out Together

These two monkeys were hanging out together in a tree sharing some “down” time. It’s always nice to find time to share with friends and loved ones.


One of the things that amazes me about Panama is the variety of wildlife that inhabits this little isthmus.  These two monkeys were hanging out in a tree near the Gatun Locks in Colon.  

An Early Morning Sunday Visitor

This morning I woke up and went to open the curtains of my bedroom window.  Lo and behold, I caught sight of this early morning visitor.  He was perched outside my window on the neighbor’s roof.  Of course, I just had to take a picture and share it with everybody. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow-headed_Caracara

Yes, Another Bird Picture!

What can I say! I love birds! I love taking pictures of birds. I love posting pictures of birds…so, shoot me! Here’s another bird picture. Enjoy!


One of the things that I absolutely love about Panama is the fact that there are so many beautiful birds here. One of my favorites is the hummingbird. I love the way they zip and zoom around.  Catching them on film is no easy task. It takes patience and time. When you actually capture one, […]

An Interesting Crew

This boat has an interesting captain and first mate. I wonder what the rest of the crew looks like.  

A Sunday Morning Visitor

I love Sunday mornings.  A special hush comes over this over active, energetic city.  The traffic is silenced and you can hear the birds sing with clarity.  This cute little guy paid a visit to the mango tree outside my bedroom window this morning. Of course, I just happened to have my trusty camera close […]

A Yummy Mango

Nothing compares to the dawning of a new day, waking up to the beautiful creation that surrounds us.  The lush countryside, the verdant foliage, and the abundant wildlife in Panama make it even more spectacular to watch.  Here, the summer is eternal and the sweet smell of exotic flowers fills the air.  This cute little […]


I found this little guy lounging around a pond the other day as I took a little walk around the countryside.  He seemed to be mesmerized by the beautiful landscape that surrounded him. 

No Words Needed

I was walking down the street the other day and saw this sign. No words are needed to explain this one.  It breaks all language barriers.