We spotted this little guy along the side of a trail while taking a break from driving through Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada:
I don’t know if he was just resting, or on his way out, but I appreciated the opportunity to at least save a bit of his beauty for posterity.
Taken at a sled dog camp in Dyea (near Skagway), Alaska. When we passed through, Sarsha was about a year old, and was on a leash as the official tourist “greeter” for the camp.
Considering theyâ€™re basically mutts, itâ€™s impressive just how intelligent and dignified sled dogs (a.k.a., â€œAlaskan Huskiesâ€) are. I also discovered that try as I might, I could never get any of the sled dogs we met to make eye contact. Just as well, I suppose â€” it makes for good portrait poses! Originally posted to the old blog on June 17, 2008; on Flickr over here.
Mournful Owl (Caligo eurilochus) butterfly at the Butterfly Pavilion; Westminster, Colorado. Originally posted to Flickr on March 10, 2009.