While Shey and I specialize in photographing birds, in all honesty we’ll photograph anything that moves, and a lot of things that don’t. That Phils has some very beautiful butterflies. And then there’s the domestic animals running around everywhere. Lots of stuff to take pics of. Here’s a small sampling.
A Carabao. A Philippines Ox. When I first saw one I mistook it for Philippines cattle, and suggested it was hamburger on the hoof. “No way,” I was told. Folks wouldn’t think of eating them unless they’d died of old age. This is purely a working animal. You wouldn’t think of eating your tractor, would you? I love the way they look with their curved horns. I took lots of pictures of them.
At the Pulang Bato Red River Valley Waterfalls, these birds took one look at my brother-in-law, Lyndon, and figured he MUST be there to feed them. They followed him for a while while he stoically ignored them.
A Carabao doing what he does best. This guy was kind enough to let me take a pic.
In the US, farm animals are rarely seen from the road, and then only at a distance. In the Philippines, the animals are so close you can touch them, and they’re everywhere. This is a typical farmer’s rice field right beside the road, except this one has been graced by Shey. 😉
These ducks were all walking in an orderly line through the field on their way to a feeding.
An awesome butterfly.
Another awesome butterfly, and hard to see, especially if you were looking for birds.
“I still don’t see any butterflies. Where are they?”
Just kidding. At the butterfly sanctuary, they had tame butterflies they could place on your face and they would stay there. Great photo opportunities!
I’m not a lepidopterologist so I don’t know what this is. It just looks cool.
A Red Crab. I understand they’re pretty tasty. Lucky for him, we’d already eaten.
You see Goats everywhere. They’re so easy to care for. Just tie them near something edible (for Goats that’s almost anything), and walk away.
Saw lots of these guys.
A Baka. This is Philippines cattle, and where you get your burgers from.
Fiddler Crab, daring me to mess with him.
This butterfly was HUGE, almost 5 inches across. It didn’t flutter like most butterflies, it soared.
When I said animals are beside the road, I wasn’t kidding. This pig needed his own lane.
More of the ducks in a video. They’re so cute, I couldn’t resist.