Mammals everywhere! Mammals can be seen in the trees, on the ground, in the oceans and sometimes flying in the sky. While they are all around us, wild mammals are not easy to see in nature. Many mammals are nocturnal and the best time to see them is just before dark or just after sunrise.

Mammals can be difficult to see because they are wary of humans and they tend to live in the less populated areas but they can be seen with a little effort and sometimes a lot of patience.

Some mammals have actually adapted to being around humans and we can see them in our neighborhoods or in city parks. The most likely mammals to be seen in our neighborhoods and city parks are squirrels and rabbits.

Other mammals that like a little more distance from humans can be seen in state parks, national parks and national wildlife reserves. The most likely mammals to be seen in these parks are deer, fox, bobcats and raccoons.

Some mammals like to live very remote form humans and they can only be seen in rainforests and jungles. These mammals are the most difficult to see because they don’t want to be seen. Seeing these mammals requires traveling to remote parts of the world and moving very quietly because if they see you before you see them then you most likely won’t see them. But not all jungle mammals move quickly like the photo below taken of a three-toed sloth in the Amazon Rainforest of Venezuela.

I spend as much time as possible in the city parks, state parks and national wildlife reserves where I do see some mammals almost every time I visit. I also like to visit national parks and a few times I have been able to explore in rainforest and jungles.

During my time in nature, I have seen many more mammals than I have been able to photograph but that is the nature of wildlife photography. I am always happy when I can capture a nice photo of wildlife and I am happy with the photo that I have included in my website.

Over the past few months I have developed a group of pages on my website that are dedicated to mammals around the world. Each page features mammals that fit into a specific set of characteristics. The mammal pages that I have included in my website are:

At the time of this post there are approximately 70 mammal species included in the website that are featured in over 400 photos. I will continue to add more species to these pages and upgrade to better photos as I see more mammals or take better photos. These mammal pages can be seen by clicking on the photo below or by going to the wildlife tab on the top selection bar and then going to the main mammal page.

Click on the photo above and it will take you to my main mammal page with links to each category of mammals or click on the category text above and it will take you to that specific category of mammal

I hope that you will enjoy all of my mammal photos!

The Dust on My Shoes

Over the past few years, I have spent considerably more time in nature than previously and that time has allowed me to see some incredible moments with mammals interacting with each other. I feel much more connected to mammals than I ever have before.

  • I have seen them hunting and providing food for themselves and their young.
  • I have seen them fighting over territory or mating rights.
  • I have seen them having tender caring interaction with their babies.
  • I have seen them working together as a community.

All of these moments have been amazing to me and they have been very impactful to my attitudes about the survival of other species on “our planet”.

Photographing Kangaroos on Kangaroo Island

Some of my wildlife encounters have been in my travels around the world but a large percentage has been very near my home turf. I have been surprised and delighted about how much wildlife can be seen with a minimal amount of effort!

It is truly amazing the things that you can see when you take time to look!

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