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grendelkhan, Squirrel Profile.


Rob, Mustache Lizard. Phukradung National Park, Thailand.


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18 replies
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    arguingwithsignposts says:


    do they have to be *our* photos?

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    AJinNC says:

    One the front page of The Huffington Post’s Politics page, there are six pictures of Sarah Palin (if you count Levi) and four of President obama. Why are we giving so much breath to her? Isn’t there anything better to talk about? Also, I cannot believe Broder gets paid to say stuff like he said this morning in his editorial – “Given that reality, the urgent necessity is to make a decision — whether or not it is right.” Huh?

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    Cool Squirrel!

    6:10am Monday

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    Quackosaur says:

    @AJinNC: You’ve obviously forgotten that making decisions irrespective of their consequences is the American Way™!

    Of course, Broder probably just misses the decisive decision-making of the Decider.

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    Tim F. says:

    @arguingwithsignposts: Yes, in part because sending the photos or posting a link grants consent for me to post them. In general I want this series to showcase work done by readers themselves.

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    Ooooh, profiles of nature. Very nice. That lizard is stunning!

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    Xboxershorts says:

    Lemme pimp my wife’s work, Laurie Barr

    The pics are protected so I can’t link directly to individual pics.

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    srv says:

    Mother Jones has lessons in speaking teabag:

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    arguingwithsignposts says:

    @Tim F.: OK, just wondering. The phrasing was a little vague, and you can find Creative Commons-licensed photos on Flickr, FWIW.

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    jeffreyw says:

    Ack! Missed the thread again for slavin away in a hot kitchen.

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    Neutron Flux says:

    Is that lizard for fucking real?


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    gex says:

    Many of these pictures fill me with an urge to make them my Facebook picture. And I’ve noticed other commenters ask for permission to use some of these pictures in a similar manner. How are the owners of these images treating these? I want that squirrel profile so bad I can taste it…

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    Tom Hilton says:

    That lizard is very cool. Looks like it was hand-painted by local artisans…

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    gex says:

    Excellent pictures, both. That lizard really is striking.

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    General Winfield Stuck says:

    I have a special fondness for squirrels as my Flickr favs are mostly of them and chippers. This one is fabulous GK, with great detail and focus.

    The lizard is equally terrific for it’s color and detail. The tropics are a nature photographers paradise. Someday, I may get a wild hair, pile in my pickup and head for the southern border which is only about 70 miles away. Bound for Belize or Guatemala . Soon as I receive the M60 MG on order and get it mounted properly.

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    Yutsano says:

    @asiangrrlMN: I just had to show this off during a slow moment at work. Hilda (one of my co-workers, a Latina who approved of my guac recipe) thought the critter was gawjuss!

    @jeffreyw: Are…those…wontons??

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    Whee! I’m internet famous now!

    Thanks for all the kind words, folks. I’m touched.

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    robuzo says:

    Thanks to everyone for the kind comments about the lizard, too. I took that photo on the steep trail up to the plateau where Phukrudung National Park is located, but I have also seen the same species in the garden of a home in downtown Bangkok. I think that the male of this species develops the striking coloration seen in this photo only during the mating season.

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