Brian Kenney
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Black-Breasted Leaf Turtle / Vietnamese Wood Turtle (Geoemyda spengleri) camouflaged on dead leaves.  SE Asia & Indochina. Endangered (IUCN). CITES III.
© Brian Kenney
Black-Breasted Leaf Turtle /
Vietnamese...

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Israeli Black Scorpion (Hottentotta judaicus) Venomous, with an  LD-50 of venom = 7.94 mg/kg intravenous.  Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, & Turkey.
© Brian Kenney
Israeli Black Scorpion
(Hottentotta judaicus)...

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Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) running (blur-pan).  Africa & India.  Endangered (USESA), Vulnerable (IUCN), CITES I.
© Brian Kenney
Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)
running (blur-pan)....

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Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) hatching from egg.  Africa, Madagascar, & Middle East.  Threatened (USESA), CITES I & II.
© Brian Kenney
Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus
niloticus) hatching...


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Angolan Black-and-White Colobus Monkey (Colobus angolensis angolensis) eating vegetation.  Angola, Zaire, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, Kenya, & Tanzania (Africa).  CITES II.
© Brian Kenney
Angolan Black-and-White
Colobus Monkey (Colobus...

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Black Skimmer (Rynchops n. niger) in Flight, Skimming surface of water for fish prey, Anna Maria Island, Gulf of Mexico, Florida.  Subspecies breeds in colonies on the Atlantic coast of North America and from southern California to Ecuador on the Pacific.
© Brian Kenney
Black Skimmer (Rynchops n.
niger)...

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Meyer's Parrots (Poicephalus meyeri) mated pair, central and east Africa.  CITES II.
© Brian Kenney
Meyer's Parrots (Poicephalus
meyeri) mated...

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Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) Calling at entrance to nest hole in dead palm tree, Sanibel Island, Florida.  Species range = southern Canada and eastern United States.
© Brian Kenney
Red-bellied Woodpecker
(Melanerpes carolinus)
Calling...


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Bichon Frise (Canis lupus familiaris) Standing at the Beach in Florida.  Model Release.
© Brian Kenney
Bichon Frise (Canis lupus
familiaris)...

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Kenyan Giant Scorpion (Pandinus gregoryi) Venomous.  Pandinus venoms have been found to have antimicrobial properties that may lead to development of new antibiotics.  Endemic to Africa (Kenya, Ethiopia, & Somalia)
© Brian Kenney
Kenyan Giant Scorpion
(Pandinus gregoryi)...

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Home's Hinge-Back Tortoise / Home's Hinged-Backed Tortoise / Home's Hinged Tortoise (Kinixys homeana) Benin, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, & Togo (Africa).  Vulnerable (IUCN).  CITES II.
© Brian Kenney
Home's Hinge-Back Tortoise /
Home's...

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Llama (Lama glama) Eye Detail showing luxurious eyelashes.  South American camelid domesticated for over 5,000 years.  Widely used as a meat, wool, and pack animal by Andean cultures.
© Brian Kenney
Llama (Lama glama) Eye
Detail...


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Bobcat / Bay Lynx (Lynx rufus pallescens / Syn: Felis rufus) Kittens, Montana.  Subspecies range = nw United States and sw Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, & Saskatchewan). Species range = s Canada to n Mexico.  CITES II
© Brian Kenney
Bobcat / Bay Lynx (Lynx...

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Cattle Egret / Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus i. ibis) in peak breeding plumage, in flight, Florida.  For a very brief time just before pair bonds form for the new nesting season, the lores turn purple and the bill, legs, and feet flush with color.  The Cattle Egret is native to parts of Africa, Asia, and Europe, but it has successfully colonized much of the world.
© Brian Kenney
Cattle Egret / Western
Cattle...

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Blue Dasher Dragonfly (Pachydiplax longipennis) eye detail, portrait, Florida
© Brian Kenney
Blue Dasher Dragonfly
(Pachydiplax longipennis)...

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Florida Panther / Cougar / Mountain Lion / Puma (Puma concolor coryi / formerly: Felis concolor coryi) snarling, Florida.  Endangered (USESA), CITES I.
© Brian Kenney
Florida Panther / Cougar /...


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Baby Green Tree Python (Chondropython viridis / Syn: Morelia viridis) hatching from egg.  Species found in the rainforests of Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, & Australia.   These arboreal constrictors are usually yellow or red colored at birth, transforming to a brilliant green as they mature (Ontogenetic Color Change).  CITES II.  The Green Tree Python and  unrelated Emerald Tree Boa (of n. South America) are often cited as a classic example of Convergent Evolution.
© Brian Kenney
Baby Green Tree Python
(Chondropython...

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Great Blue Heron (Ardea h. herodias) in Flight, southwest Florida
© Brian Kenney
Great Blue Heron (Ardea h....

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Florida Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis pratensis) Preening, at Nest, with Eggs visible, Florida.  Subspecies range = FL & GA.  Species range = North America & extreme ne Siberia.  Threatened (FL).  CITES II.
© Brian Kenney
Florida Sandhill Crane (Grus
canadensis...

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Chilean Dwarf Brown Scorpion (Bothriurus coriaceus) Venomous.  Chile, South America.
© Brian Kenney
Chilean Dwarf Brown Scorpion
(Bothriurus...


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African Bullfrog / Giant Bullfrog / Giant Pixie Frog / South African Burrowing Frog (Pyxicephalus adspersus) Adult Male.  Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, & Zimbabwe (Africa).
© Brian Kenney
African Bullfrog / Giant
Bullfrog...

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Great Blue Heron (Ardea h. herodias) in Flight, Florida.
© Brian Kenney
Great Blue Heron (Ardea h....

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Giant Leaftail Gecko / Common Flat-Tail Gecko (Uroplatus fimbriatus) Cryptic Coloration, Camouflaged, Endemic to Madagascar.  CITES II.  The Leaf-Tailed Geckos of Madagascar (Uroplatus) are very similar in appearance and behavior to the distantly related Leaf-Tailed Geckos of Australia ( Saltuarius & Phyllurus), an example of convergent evolution.
© Brian Kenney
Giant Leaftail Gecko /
Common...

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Chaco Horned Frog (Ceratophrys cranwelli) eating mouse prey.  Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, & Paraguay (South America).
© Brian Kenney
Chaco Horned Frog (Ceratophrys
cranwelli)...


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Polychromic Backswimmer (Notonecta hoffmani) underwater, feeding on cricket caught in the surface film, Arizona.  Cropped to 6.5" x 9.7" @ 300dpi.
© Brian Kenney
Polychromic Backswimmer
(Notonecta hoffmani)
underwater,...

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Rough Thick-Toed Gecko / Rough-Scaled Gecko / Wrinkled Thick-Toed Gecko (Pachydactylus rugosus) When threatened, these geckos curl their tails and mimic the movements a scorpion uses in its threat display.  Endemic to southern Africa (Botswana, Namibia, South Africa).
© Brian Kenney
Rough Thick-Toed Gecko /
Rough-Scaled...

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Bumble Bee Poison Arrow Frog (Dendrobates leucomelas) in the cup of a blooming bromeliad, South America, range = Venezuela, Guyana, Colombia, & Brazil
© Brian Kenney
Bumble Bee Poison Arrow
Frog...

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American Oystercatcher / American Pied Oystercatcher / Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus) searching for food on oyster bar, Gulf of Mexico, Florida.  Range = coastal areas of North, Central, & South America from Baja California & New England south to Argentina & Chile.  Protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918.
© Brian Kenney
American Oystercatcher /
American Pied...


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Giant North American Centipede / Red Headed Centipede (Scolopendra heros castaneiceps)  Parental Care ~ Mother curled around and Brooding Clutch of 15 to 35 Eggs.  This is the largest centipede in North America, reaching 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 cm) in length.  Venomous.  sw United States  & n Mexico.
© Brian Kenney
Giant North American Centipede
/...

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Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) with fish prey on Siesta Key Beach in southwest Florida.  Snowy Egrets stalk small fish in the surf, running or shuffling their feet to flush prey into view.  Once caught, they bring the fish into shallower water to consume them, so that they won't lose their catch if they drop the fish while repositioning it to be swallowed.  Snowy Egrets develop red lores, reddish-orange feet, and recurved plumes on the back during the breeding season.  Protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
© Brian Kenney
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)
with...

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Moluccan Red Lory / Amboina Red Lory (Eos bornea bornea) Moluccan Islands of Amboina & Saparua, Indonesia.  CITES II.
© Brian Kenney
Moluccan Red Lory / Amboina...

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Tokay Gecko (Gekko gecko gecko) Gaping.  Second largest gecko species in the world, reaching lengths of up to 12 inches (30.5 cm).  Species has a widespread distribution in tropical Asia, from India to Indonesia.  Introduced to Hawaii, Florida, Texas, Belize, and several Caribbean Islands.  Often used in traditional Chinese medicine.
© Brian Kenney
Tokay Gecko (Gekko gecko
gecko)...


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Great Egret / Great White Egret / Common Egret (Ardea alba egretta / Syn: Egretta alba egretta & Casmerodius albus egretta).  Two Male Great Egrets Fighting in the Sky in a Territorial Dispute over a Nesting Site at a busy Rookery in Florida.  Subspecies range = North America.  Species found in tropical and temperate areas throughout the world.
© Brian Kenney
Great Egret / Great White...

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Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana) detail of foot, Florida
© Brian Kenney
Virginia Opossum (Didelphis
virginiana) detail...

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Gray Wolf / Timber Wolf (Canis lupus) running in snow, Minnesota.  Threatened (USESA).  CITES II.
© Brian Kenney
Gray Wolf / Timber Wolf...

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Four-Eyed Turtle (Sacalia quadriocellata) Swimming Underwater.  se China, Vietnam, Laos, & Hainan Island.  Some scientists consider this to be a subspecies of the Beal's Eyed Turtle (Sacalia bealei quadriocellata).  Endangered Species (IUCN).  CITES III.
© Brian Kenney
Four-Eyed Turtle (Sacalia
quadriocellata) Swimming...


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Roseate Spoonbill (Ajaja ajaja / Syn: Platalea ajaja) Florida.  Range =  South America, Caribbean, & Gulf Coast of United States.
© Brian Kenney
Roseate Spoonbill (Ajaja ajaja
/...

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Australian White's Treefrog / Green Tree Frog (Litoria caerulea) The skin secretions of this frog have antibacterial and antiviral properties that may have medicinal uses; several of the peptides have been found to inhibit HIV infection without harming healthy T-cells.  Species has a widespread distribution in Australia & New Guinea (Indonesia & Papua New Guinea).
© Brian Kenney
Australian White's Treefrog /
Green...

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Death Stalker / Deathstalker Scorpion / Omdurman Scorpion / Israeli Desert Scorpion / Five-Keeled Gold Scorpion  (Leiurus quinquestriatus) Venomous.  Deadly, with the most potent venom of any scorpion worldwide.  Medically Significant Venom with an LD-50 value of 0.16 to 0.33 mg/kg subcutaneous & 0.50 mg/kg intravenous.  Chlorotoxin isolated from the venom selectively binds to glioma (brain tumor) cells and prevents glioma cells from spreading to normal brain tissue.  A genetically engineered version of this toxin is used in diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors.  Widespread distribution in Africa (Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Libya, Mali, Niger, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia) & Asia (Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Quatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen).
© Brian Kenney
Death Stalker / Deathstalker
Scorpion...

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Reeve's Turtle / Chinese Pond Turtle / Chinese Three-Keeled Pond Turtle / Golden Turtle / Japanese Coin Turtle (Chinemys reevesii / Syn: Mauremys reevesii) China, Japan, Korea, & Taiwan.  Introduced to Indonesia, Palau, & Timor-Leste.  Threatened by over-hunting for use in folk medicine. Endangered (IUCN).  CITES III.
© Brian Kenney
Reeve's Turtle / Chinese
Pond...


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Baby Malaysian Bow-Fingered Gecko / Elok Bow-Fingered Gecko / Beautiful Bent-Toed Gecko / White-Eyed Forest Gecko (Cyrtodactylus elok) newly hatched from egg.  Licking eye with tongue to clean.  Endemic to West Malaysia.
© Brian Kenney
Baby Malaysian Bow-Fingered
Gecko /...

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Wood Stork (Mycteria americana) Mated Pair performing Courtship Ritual = Bill Clacking.  Southwest Florida.  Endangered (USESA).
© Brian Kenney
Wood Stork (Mycteria
americana) Mated...

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Banded Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum cinctum) Venomous Lizard.  Adult female flicking tongue / scenting air.  Subspecies range = UT, NV, CA, & AZ (United States).  Endangered Species by State Law in Utah.  Near Threatened (IUCN).  CITES II.  The Drug Exenatide (Byetta) used to manage type 2 Diabetes is a synthetically produced derivative of a bioactive peptide found in Gila Monster saliva.
© Brian Kenney
Banded Gila Monster (Heloderma
suspectum...

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Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana) Florida
© Brian Kenney
Virginia Opossum (Didelphis
virginiana) Florida...


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Spotted Scat / Green Scat / Red Scat / Ruby Scat (Scatophagus argus) brackish & saltwater aquarium fish native to the Indo-Pacific region, Japan, New Guinea, & Australia.  Small anterior defensive spines inject venom that causes pain and nausea in humans.
© Brian Kenney
Spotted Scat / Green Scat...

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Bobcat / Bay Lynx (Lynx rufus pallescens / Syn: Felis rufus) adult, Montana.  Subspecies range = nw United States and sw Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, & Saskatchewan). Species range = s Canada to n Mexico.  CITES II
© Brian Kenney
Bobcat / Bay Lynx (Lynx...

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Asian Leopard (Panthera pardus)   Endangered Species (USESA).  Near Threatened (IUCN).  CITES I.
© Brian Kenney
Asian Leopard (Panthera
pardus) Endangered...

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Great Egret / Great White Egret / Common Egret (Ardea alba egretta / Syn: Egretta alba egretta; Casmerodius albus egretta) Juvenile, in Flight, Florida.  The Alula (thumb) feathers act like the flaps on an airplane's wing, improving control and maneuverability at slower speeds when landing.  Subspecies range = North America.  Species found in tropical and temperate areas throughout the world.
© Brian Kenney
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Wattled Crane (Bugeranus carunculatus) e & s Africa.  Vulnerable (IUCN).  CITES II.
© Brian Kenney
Wattled Crane (Bugeranus
carunculatus) e...

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Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax hoactli) in full Breeding Plumage, landing at rookery on Red Mangrove island, southwest Florida.  This subspecies breeds from Canada south to Patagonia (South America).
© Brian Kenney
Black-crowned Night Heron
(Nycticorax nycticorax...

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Wood Stork (Mycteria americana) Preening, Florida.  Endangered Species (USESA). Breeds in the se United States (FL, GA, NC, & SC), the Caribbean, Central America, & South America.
© Brian Kenney
Wood Stork (Mycteria
americana) Preening,...

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Egyptian Yellow Scorpion (Androctonus amoreuxi) Venomous / Deadly / Medically Significant Venom with an LD-50 value of 0.75 mg/kg subcutaneous & 0.88 mg/kg intramuscular.  The genus name "Androctonus" roughly translates as "man-killer", and this genus is one of the most dangerous groups of scorpion species in the world.  Widespread Distribution in Africa (Algeria, Burkina Faso, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Senegal, Sudan) and Asia (Afghanistan, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia).
© Brian Kenney
Egyptian Yellow Scorpion
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Wood Stork (Mycteria americana) Gathering Nesting Material, Florida.  Endangered Species (USESA).  Breeds in the se United States (FL, GA, NC, & SC), the Caribbean, Central America, & South America.
© Brian Kenney
Wood Stork (Mycteria
americana) Gathering...

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Short-Eared Owl (Asio flammeus) Florida.  One of the most widely distributed birds in the world, breeding in Europe, Asia, North & South America, the Caribbean, Hawaii, & the Galapagos Islands.
© Brian Kenney
Short-Eared Owl (Asio
flammeus) Florida....

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Great Blue Heron (Ardea h. herodias) in Flight, southwest Florida.  Subspecies range = southern Florida and the Caribbean Islands.  Species range = Canada to South America.
© Brian Kenney
Great Blue Heron (Ardea h....

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Great Egret / Great White Egret / Common Egret (Ardea alba egretta / Syn: Egretta alba egretta; Casmerodius albus egretta) in Breeding Plumage, in Flight, Florida.  Subspecies range = North America.  Species found in tropical and temperate areas throughout the world.
© Brian Kenney
Great Egret / Great White...


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