Davon Wicker free dives over a rock reef just offshore of Cano Island Costa Rica. He and a group of university students are in Costa Rica as part of a three-week study abroad course that travels all over the country conducting different research projects in multiple biomes.
A Snowy Egret glides over the Tempisque River in Palo Verde National Park, Costa Rica.
An endangered Geoffrey's Spider Monkey watches his troop as they move around through the canopy of the coastal rainforest of Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.
A male Green Iguana peeks out from his basking spot above the Tempisque River in Palo Verde National Park. Iguanas choose spots to sunbathe over rivers where they can make a quick getaway into the water below if they feel threatened by predators.
Two grizzly bears play fight in their enclosure at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. These brothers were orphaned after their mother was killed in Wyoming.
An unidentified duck rises out of the water to intimidate a rival i a small pond of central Zimbabwe.
The sun rises over Zimbabwe through heavy mists created by Victoria Falls.
A House Sparrow enjoys the early morning sun on a cold winter day in Mogadore reservoir state park.
A family of Northern Jacana search for food atop lily pads in the wetlands of Palo Verde National Park. The small family calls continuously to each other as they move to let each other know where they are and drive off neighboring Jacana. On multiple occasions when they encountered an intruder they would rush the invader flapping their wings, squawking loudly to intimate and chase away the interloper.
Black-necked Stilts crowd the shallows waters near the shoreline of Palo Verde National Parks wetland as the sun sets over the marsh.
Oxpeckers are like a pest removal service for the large mammals of Sub-Saharan Africa. They eat biting insects that attach themselves to other animals such as giraffes, rhinos, elephants, zebra, and buffalo.
A female African Elephant is headed towards a small man-made watering hole in Zambezi National Park Zimbabwe. She and dozens of other elephants will visit this watering hole tonight. As the dry season goes on that number will skyrocket as hundreds of elephants move in from the driest areas of the park.