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David Albeck's Photos of Animal Wildlife

Those National Geographic specials make it look easy to get close-ups of animals that would rather not be seen. It ain't. Hence, most of the animals you'll see pictured here are fairly slow-moving. There are also a few photos from zoos.
Click a thumbnail to see a full-size photo. Click the label below the thumbnail to see the original gallery for each photo.

This page is organized taxonomically. Please click on a major category below.

phylum Arthropoda (animals with jointed exoskeletons):
   
insects (class Insecta)
phylum Chordata (animals with backbones, and their relatives):
    amphibians (class Amphibia)
    birds (class Aves)
    mammals (class Mammalia)
    reptiles (class Reptilia)
Miscellaneous:
    other


Insects

Six-legged arthropods (animals with exoskeletons).

Please click through to my Insects page

Amphibians

Soft-skinned vertebrates. Most lay eggs in fresh water (some have live birth); most have gills as larvae and lungs as adults.
Notophthalmus viridescens
Mt Cardigan
Eastern Newt
Notophthalmus viridescens
Pawtuckaway
Toad (Bufo sp.)
Ring Around Owl's Head
toads
Vermont
Leopard Frog
Rana pipiens
turtle
bullfrog
Baldface Range


Birds

Animals with feathers, and beaks instead of teeth. Arguably a category of reptile.

Please click through to my Birds page

Mammals

Animals with mammary glands in their skin for feeding their young. Most are furry, and nearly all give birth to live young instead of laying eggs.

Please click through to my Mammals page

Reptiles

Air-breathing vertebrates with scaly skin. Most lay eggs on land (some have live births).
So far I have photos of Alligators, Snakes & Lizards, and turtles.
   

Alligators & Crocodiles (Order Crocodilia)

Large semi-aquatic carnivores.
Alligator
Alligator missisippiensis
Everglades
Alligator
Alligator missisippiensis
Everglades
Alligator
Alligator missisippiensis
Loxahatchee
Alligator
Alligator missisippiensis
Loxahatchee
Alligator
Alligator missisippiensis
Loxahatchee

 

Snakes & Lizards (Order Squamata)

Small scaly reptiles.
Lizard
Gumbo Limbo
Iguana
Everglades
Iguana
Florida
  Garter Snake
Moat Mountain
Garter Snake
Thamnophis sirtalis
Garter Snake
Garter Snake
Thamnophis sirtalis
Signs of Spring
Northern Water Snake
Nerodia sipedon
Local Pond
Northern Water Snake
Nerodia sipedon
Garden in the Woods

 

Turtles (Order Testudinae)

Reptiles covered with a bony "shell".
Spotted Turtle
Clemmys guttata
Local Pond
Spotted Turtle
Ponkapoag
Painted Turtle
Chrysemys picta
Local Pond
Painted Turtle
Chrysemys picta
Blue Hills
turtles
Loxahatchee
Painted turtle
Chrysemys picta
Signs of Spring
Painted turtles
Charles River
snapping turtle
Chelydra serpentina
(no album)
snapping turtle
Chelydra serpentina
(no album)
snapping turtle
Chelydra serpentina
Local Pond
snapping turtle
Chelydra serpentina
Turtle
snapping turtle
Chelydra serpentina
Local Pond


Other

Molluscs, worms, etc go here.
  Physalia physalis
Florida
Cepaea hortensis?
Westport
Pond snail
(no gallery)


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