042117 – A Danish flower-child elephant for Earth Day (Photo: Michael Barrett, CCL)

 

 

 

041417 – Wolf howling at a London moon (Photo: Garry Knight, CCL)

040717 – Elephant butterfly (look closely) in Shoreditch, London, UK (Photo: Maureen Barlin, CCL)

033117 – Parrot demanding a cracker in Oakland, CA, USA (Photo-Thomas Hawk, CCL)

032417 – South Korean ostrich playing in the street (Photo: Seongbin Im, CCL)

031717 – Giraffe observing freeway traffic in Oakland, CA, USA (Photo: Thomas Hawk, CCL)

031017 – Finch on a wall in Montreal, Quebec (Photo: Andre Vandal, CCL)

030317 – Ladybug sunning in Costa Brava, Spain (Photo: Börkur Sigurbjörnsson, CCL)

022617 – Puzzle-loving squirrel on Leake Street, London, UK (Photo: duncan c, CCL)

puzzle-loving-squirrel-on-leake-street-london-uk-photo-duncan-c-ccl

021917 – Eagle turns to the Dark Side in Birmingham, England (Photo: KylaBorg, CCL)

eagle-stealing-a-purse-in-birmingham-england-photo-kylaborg-ccl

021217 – Red and gray showdown in London, UK (Photo: Delete, CCL)

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020517 – East-Ender red fox, London, UK (Photo: Maureen Barlin, CCL)

east-ender-red-fox-london-uk-photo-maureen-barlin-ccl

012917 – Bluebird happy to be in Gullbringusysla, Iceland (Photo: Chris Christian, CCL)

bluebird-happy-to-be-in-gullbringusysla-iceland-photo-chris-christian-ccl

012217 – Smug owl in Edinburgh, Scotland (Photo: duncan c, CCL)

smug-owl-in-edinburgh-scotland-photo-duncan-c-ccl

011517 – Panda means business in San Francisco, CA, USA (Photo: torbakhopper, CCL)

panda-means-business-in-san-francisco-ca-usa-photo-torbakhopper-ccl

010817 – A London pigeon is NOT amused (Photo- duncan c, CCL)

this-london-pigeon-is-not-amused-photo-duncan-c-ccl

010117 – English badger afraid to look ahead to 2017 (Photo- duncan c, CCL)

english-badger-afraid-to-look-ahead-to-2017-photo-duncan-c-ccl

122516 – Santa’s reindeer magically appearing on May Lane, Sydney, Australia (Photo: JAM Project, CCL)

santas-reindeer-magically-appearing-on-may-lane-sydney-australia-photo-jam-project-ccl

121816 – No rush in NYC, USA (Photo: Morgan Schmorgan, CCL)

no-rush-in-nyc-photo-morgan-schmorgan-ccl

121116 – Heron on a fly-by over Cardiff, Wales, UK (Photo: Jeremy Segrott, CCL)

heron-on-a-fly-by-in-cardiff-wales-uk-photo-jeremy-segrott-ccl

120416 – A tree frog adding color to San Francisco, CA, USA (Photo: annajasinski, CCL)

tree-frog-adding-color-to-san-francisco-ca-photo-annajasinski-ccl

112816 – Just trying to survive the holidays in Chicago, IL (Photo: romana klee, CCL)

just-trying-to-survive-the-holidays-in-chicago-photo-romana-klee-ccl

112116 – Snowy owl on the prowl in Portland, OR (Photo: Ricky Leong, CCL)

snowy-owl-on-the-prowl-in-portland-or-photo-ricky-leong-ccl

111416 – Banksy dove in Bethlehem – it seemed apropos this week (Photo: Neil Ward, CCL)

banksy-dove-in-bethlehem-photo-neil-ward-ccl

110716 – Sloth making the scene on Leake Street, London, UK (Photo: duncan c, CCL)

sloth-hanging-out-on-leake-street-london-uk-photo-duncan-c-ccl

102916 – A bat searching Buenos Aires for Halloween treats (Photo-Wally Gobetz, CCL)

a-bat-searching-buenos-aires-for-halloween-treats-photo-wally-gobetz-ccl

102216 – Something fishy in England (Photo- Steve James, CCL)

something-fishy-in-england-photo-steve-james-ccl

101516 – King of the London Corvidae (Photo- id iom, CCL)

king-of-the-london-corvidae-photo-id-iom-ccl

100916 – A sea turtle swimming down Leake Street in London, UK (Photo: duncan c, CCL)

a-sea-turtle-swimming-down-leake-street-in-london-uk-photo-duncan-c-ccl

100216 – Feeling festive in Berlin, Germany (Photo: abstrkt.ch, CCL)

feeling-festive-in-berlin-germany-photo-abstrkt-ch-ccl

092516 – Tiger lounging in Baltimore, Maryland, USA (Photo: Matthew and Heather, CCL)

tiger-lounging-in-baltimore-md-usa-photo-matthew-and-heather-ccl

091816 – Mutant fennec fox on the prowl in Valparaíso, Chile (Photo: La Mala Testa, CCL)

mutant-fennec-fox-on-the-prowl-in-valparaiso-chile-photo-la-mala-testa-ccl

091116 – A pelican visits London’s East End (Maureen Barlin, CCL)

A pelican visits London's East End (Photo: Maureen Barlin, CCL).

090416 – Public commentary on the character of London foxes (duncan c, CCL)

Commentary on British fox character (duncan c, CCL)

082816 – Ravens in love in Portsmouth, UK (photo: id iom, CCL)

ravens in love in Portsmouth, UK (photo-id iom, CCL)

082016 – Hipster fox observes the residents of Grenada, Andalucía, Spain (Photo: Joanna Boj, CCL)

Fox (Photo-Joanna Boj, CCL)

081316 – Happy kookaburra in Adelaide, South Australia (Photo: Michael Coghlan, CCL)

happy kookaburra in Adelaide, South Australia (Photo- Michael Coghlan, CCL)

080616 – Walrus takes an inland vacay to Katowice, Poland (Photo: Paddy Murphy, CCL)

Walrus takes an inland vacay to Katowice, Poland (Photo- Paddy Murphy, CCL)

072916 – Brooklyn squirrel guarding his car cache (Photo: Stab At Sleep, CCL)

Brooklyn squirrel guarding his car cache (Photo-Stab At Sleep, CCL)

072216 – Givin’ wildlife some feels on Leake Street, London, UK (Photo: Maureen Barlin, CCL)

Givin' wildlife some feels on Leake Street, London, UK (Photo- Maureen Barlin, CCL)

071516 – Curlew take a break from the seaside in London, England (Photo: Marueen Barlin, CCL)

Curlew take a break from the seaside in London, England (Photo-Marueen Barlin, CCL)

070816 – Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the passenger pigeon’s extinction in Ann Arbor, Michigan (Photo-University of Michigan School of Natural Resources & Environment, CCL)

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the passenger pigeon's extinction in Ann Arbor, Michigan (Photo-University of Michigan School of Natural Resources & Environment, CCL)

070116 – A kangaroo in Forestville, Adelaide, South Australia (Photo: Michael Coghlan, CCL)

A kangaroo in Forestville, Adelaide, South Australia (Photo- Michael Coghlan, CCL)

062416 – Unlikely friends hanging out at the Victoria Chalk Art Festival in BC, Canada (Photo: Lotus Johnson, CCL)

Unlikely friends hanging out at the Victoria Chalk Art Festival in BC, Canada (Photo- Lotus Johnson, CCL)

061916 – A swan takes flight under the Figgate Park Bridge, Edinburgh, Scotland (Photo: byronv2, CCL)

Swan takes flight under the Figgate Park bridge, Edinburgh, Scotland (Photo- Byronv2, CCL)

061216 – A moth explores the Leonard Lane neighborhood of Bristol, England (Photo: Spencer Means, CCL)

A moth explores the Leonard Lane neighborhood in Bristol, England (Photo-Spencer Means, CCL)

060516 – Egret visiting a Cuban mall (Photo: James, CCL)

Egret visiting a Cuban mall (Photo- James, CCL)

052716 – Weasel feeling royal in Brixton, London, UK (Photo: id iom, CCL)

Weasel feeling royal in Brixton, London, UK (Photo id iom, CCL)

052016 – Attention-seeking chameleon in Madagascar (Photo: Michael Sale, CCL)

Attention-seeking chameleon in Madagascar (Photo- Michael Sale, CCL)

051316 – A dapper praying mantis in Melbourne, Australia (Photo: Duncan C, CCL)

Dapper praying mantis in Melbourne, Australia (Photo- duncan c, CCL)

050716 – Rhinoceros beetle takes on Collingwood in Melbourne, Australia (Photo: Chris Christian, CCL)

Rhinoceros beetle takes on Collingwood, Melbourne, Australia (Photo-Chris Christian, CCL)

043016 – A ‘barrow of orangutans trying alternative transportation in Kuching, Malaysia (Photo: Thomas Wanhoff, CCL)

Young orangutans using alternative transportation in Kuching, Malaysia (Photo- Thomas Wanhoff, CCL)

042216 – GMO tortoise on the streets of London, UK (Photo: duncan c, CCL)

Genetically modified tortoise on the streets of London, UK (Photo- duncan c, CCL)

032716 – Egret hobos riding a birdy boxcar (Photo: b.ug, CCL)

Egret hobos riding the rails (Photo- b.ug, CCL)

032016 – Indian Pangolin making a request in Shoreditch, London, UK (Photo: Maureen Barlin, CCL)

Indian Pangolin making a request in Shoreditch, London, UK (Photo-Maureen Barlin, CCL)

031316 – Wishful thinking by a rhino in London, UK (Photo- duncan c)

not a unicorn by duncan c, CCL

030616 – Alligator in Burnaby, BC, Canada (Photo- Calmodee)

Alligator in Burnaby, BC, Canada (Photo- Calmodee, CCL)

022816 – British badger under the bridge in Cotteridge Park, Birmingham, UK (Photo- Elliott Brown)

British badger under the bridge in Cotteridge Park, Birmingham, UK (Photo- Elliott Brown)

020716 – Sub-Saharan eagle in Shoreditch, London (Photo-Maureen Barlin, CCL)

Sub-Saharan eagle in Shoreditch, London (Photo: Maureen Barlin, CCL)

013116 – Technicolor East Ender pigeon, London, UK (Photo: Maureen Barlin, CCL)

pigeon, east end, london by maureen barlin (CCL)

012416 – Vancouver wildlife (Photo: Doug, CCL)

Vancouver wildlife (Photo-Doug, CCL)

011716 – Chameleon tortoise in East London (Photo: Bixentro, CCL)

Chameleon tortoise in East London (Photo-bixentro, CCL)

011016 – Owl on leave from Hogwart at Rathbone Place, London (Photo: Rain Rabbit CCL)

Owl on leave from Hogwart at Rathbone Place, London (Photo- Rain Rabbit CCL)

010316 – Poison dart frog with wanderlust on holiday in Glasgow, Scotland (Photo: Rosie, CCL)

Poison dart frog with wanderlust on holiday in Glasgow, Scotland (Photo- Rosie, CCL)

122715 – English sparrow in East Berlin, Germany (Photo: Su-May, CCL)

english sparrow in east berlin, germany (photo-Su-May, CCL)

121915 – A chocolate rabbit on Christmas vacation in Montreal, Quebec (Photo: ELIS ING, CCL)

The Easter bunny on Christmas holiday in Montreal, Quebec (Photo- ELIS ING, CCL)

121215 – Coming up for air in Hayes Valley, California, USA (Photo: Lynn Friedman, CCL)

Coming up for air in Hayes Valley, California (Photo- Lynn Friedman, CCL)

120515 – Frisco lion California dreamin’ (Photo: Jules Morgan, CCL)

Frisco lion surveys his domain (Photo-Jules Morgan, CCL)

112915 – Zebra finch on the lam in Portland, Oregon (Photo: Chris Christian, CCL)

zebra finch on the lam in Portland, Oregon (Photo- Chris Christian, CCL)

112215 – A pair of star-crossed lovers in Cornwall, UK (Photo: Andrew, CCL)

a pair of star-crossed lovers in Cornwall, UK (Photo- Andrew, CCL)

111515 – War and peace butterflies in Bristol, UK (Photo: KylaBorg, CCL)

War and peace butterflies in Bristol, UK (Photo-KylaBorg, CCL)

110815 – Canada goose migrating along the Parkland Walk in London, UK (Photo: Sarah, CCL)

canada goose migrating along the Parkland Walk in London, UK (Photo- Sarah, CCL)

110115 – Deer with ear bling in Newcastle, UK (Photo: apwbATTACK, CCL)

Deer with ear bling in Newcastle, UK (Photo-apwbATTACK, CCL)

102515 – Belgian flea on Baudelostraat in Ghent (Photo- Ferdinand Feys, CCL)

Belgian flea on Baudelostraat in Ghent (Photo- Ferdinand Feys, CCL)

101815 – Bats hanging out on Capel Street, Dublin, Ireland (Photo: William Murphy, CCL)

Bats hanging out on Capel Street, Dublin, Ireland (Photo- William Murphy, CCL)

101115 – Urban raccoon in Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Photo: Liz Spikol, CCL)

Urban raccoon in Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Photo- Liz Spikol, CCL)

092015 – Chameleon blending in to Liverpool, England (Photo: Julian Stallabrass, CCL)

Chameleon blending in to Liverpool, England (Photo- Julian Stallabrass, CCL)

091315 – Bears shopping for a new vehicle in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (Photo: Joris Louwes, CCL)

bears shopping for a new vehicle in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (Photo- Joris Louwes, CCL)

090615 – Keeping watch day and night in Mechelen, Belgium (Photo- Suzanne Gielis, CCL)

keeping watch day and night in Mechelen, Belgium (Photo-Suzanne Gielis, CCL)

083015 – Red fox parked on a Bromsgrove Street lot, Birmingham, UK (Photo- ozz13x, CCL)

red fox parked on a Bromsgrove Street lot, Birmingham, UK by ozz13x, CCL

082315 – Raven bling in Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Photo- Andre Vandal, CCL)

raven bling in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

081615 – Guinea turaco far from home on Hanbury Street, London, UK (Photo- MsSaraKelly, CCL)

Guinea Turaco on Hangury Street, London, UK (Photo-MsSaraKelly, CCL)

080915 – Contented pigeons loitering against a city wall (Photo- Jeremy Brooks, CCL)

contented pigeons loitering against a wall (Photo-Jeremy Brooks, CCL)

080215 – Happy pachyderm strolling through the Marais in Paris, France (Photo- Mark Fischer, CCL)

Happy pachyderm strolling through the Marais in Paris, France (Photo- Mark Fischer, CCL)

072615 – Brick Lane meerkat in London, England (Photo: Garry Knight, CCL)

Brick Lane meerkat, London, England (Photo-Garry Knight, CCL)

071915 – Colorful language from a Birmingham, UK, magpie (Photo: Elliott Brown, CCL)

Colorful language from a Birmingham, UK, magpie (Photo- Elliott Brown, CCL)

071215 – Salmonid swimming the streets of Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand (Photo: Dave Ferguson, CCL)

Salmonid swimming the streets of Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand by Dave Ferguson, CCL

070515 – Busy bears on Market Street in San Francisco, CA, USA (Photo: Jeremy Brooks, Creative Commons license).

busy bears by Jeremy Brooks, CCL

062815 – Great crested grebes on the Walthamstow Marshes of Lee Valley, UK (Photo: Drew Withington, CCL).

062815 - Great crested grebes on the Walthamstow Marshes, Lee Valley, UK by Drew Withington, CCL

062115 – Deer herd charging through DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass), Brooklyn, NYC, NY, USA (Photo: Robert Francis, CCL).

112113 deer herd charging through DUMBO, Brooklyn, USA (Photo- Robert Francis, CCL)

A significant pause…

111413 – Jaguar (Panthera onca) stalking the plywood jungle (Photo: Dinesh Rao, Creative Commons license).

111413 jaguar stalking the urban jungle (Photo: Dinesh Rao, CCL)

110713 – Big mouth in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Photo: Andy Solo, Creative Commons license).

110713 big mouth in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Photo- Andy Solo, CCL)

103113 – Bats trick-or-treating in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Photo: Wally Gobetz, Creative Commons license).

103113 bats trick or treating in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Photo-Wally Gobetz, CCL)

102413 – Raptor soaring over San Francisco, California, USA (Photo: Thomas Hawk, Creative Commons license).

102413 Hawk soaring over San Francisco, CA (Photo- Thomas Hawk, CCL)

101713 – Seagull sightseeing in Barcelona, Spain (Photo: aikijuanma, Creative Commons license).

101713 seagul in Barcelona, Spain (Photo-aikijuanma, CCL)

101013 – Fishing for a way to open the door in Bogota, Columbia (Photo: McKay Savage, Creative Commons license).

101013 fishing for a way to open the door in Bogota, Columbia (Photo-McKay Savage, CCL)

100313 – Humming around Concepcion, Chile (Photo: La Mala Testa, Creative Commons license).

100313 humming around Concepcion, Chile (Photo-La Mala Testa, CCL)

092613 – Chameleon blending into the surroundings (Photo: Arthur John Picton, Creative Commons license).

092613 chameleon blending into the surroundings by Arthur John Picton CCL

091913 – Chalk bee buzzing through Santa Barbara, California, USA (Photo: Damian Gadal, Creative Commons license).

091913 chalk bee buzzing through Santa Barbara, CA by Damian Gadal, CCL

091213 – Well-read urban deer (Photo: pablocomotion, Creative Commons license).

091213 well-read urban deer by pablocomotion CCL

090513 – An octopus’ garden in Mission Delores, San Francisco, California, USA (Photo: Stephanie Hobson, Creative Commons license).

090513 octopus garden in Mission Dolores, San Francisco, CA by Stephanie Hobson CCL

082913 – The extremely rare brick-bat, sighted in Streatham, South London, England (Photo: mcfarlandmo, Creative Commons license).

082913 The extremely rare brick-bat in Streatham, South London, England (Photo- mcfarlandmo, Creative Commons license)

082213 – Zebra with a medium-sized ego in Puglia, Italy (Photo: smeerch, Creative Commons license).

082213 Zebra with a medium-sized ego in Puglia, Italy (Photo- Smeerch, Creative Commons license)

081513 – A bear shops for fish at the Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington, USA (Photo: zoomar, Creative Commons license).

081513 Bear shopping for fish at the Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington, USA (Photo- zoomar, Creative Commons license)

080813 – Hummingbird sightseeing in Norwich, UK (Photo: Ian Gallagher, Creative Commons license).

080813 Hummingbird sight-seeing in Norwich, UK (Photo- Ian Gallagher, Creative Commons license)

080113 – Sea turtles surfing in La Plata, Argentina (Photo: Nicolas Mamberti, Creative Commons license).

080113 sea turtles surfing in La Plata, Argentina (Photo- Nicolas Mamberti, Creative Commons license)

072513 – The emperor (Aptenodytes forsteri) is NOT happy with his new clothes (Photo: Tom Lubbock, Creative Commons license).

072513 The Emperor is NOT happy with his new clothes (Photo- Tom Lubbock, CCL)

071813 – Blue jays (Cyanocitta cristata) scouting the neighborhood in Long Island, New York, USA (Photo: Thomas Hawk, Creative Commons license).

071813 blue jays scouting out the neighborhood in Long Island, New York, USA (Photo- Thomas Hawk, CCL)

071113 – A wolf (Canis lupus) up against the wall in San Francisco, California, USA (Photo: Celine Nadeau, Creative Commons license).

071113 wolf up agains the wall in San Francisco, California, USA (Photo- Celine Nadeau, CCL)

070413 – People-watching whales in Brighton, England (Photo: Michael Edwards, Creative Commons license).

070413 people-watching whales in Brighton, England (Photo- Michael Edwards, CCL)

062713 – A visitor from Flatland makes themselves at home in London, England (Photo: id-iom, Creative Commons license).

062713 red bird nesting in London, England (Photo- id iom, CCL)

062013 – A sea turtle swims through the streets of Madrid, Spain (Photo: diodoro, Creative Commons license).

062013 sea turtle swimming through Madrid, Spain (Photo- Diodoro, CCL)

061313 – An alligator flattened by the heat and humidity in Atlanta, Georgia, USA (Photo: Wally Gobetz, Creative Commons license).

061313 an alligator flattened by the heat and humidity in Atlanta, Georgia, USA (Photo- Wally Gobetz, CCL)

060613 – A poison dart frog about to hop a train at the Oxley Station in Wolverhampton, England (Photo: Dave A, Creative Commons license).

060613 poison dart frog about to hop a train at the Oxley station in Wolverhampton, England (Photo- Dave A, CCL)

053013 – Ladies and gentlemen, I bring you the incredibly rare Viennese zebra (Photo: a kep, Creative Commons license).

053013 the incredibly rare Viennese zebra by a_kep, CCL

052313 – Birmingham, England had better stock up on bug spray (Photo: jcwoody, Creative Commons license).

052313 Birmingham, England better stock up on bug spray by jcwoody CCL

051613 – Hawk eyes keep watch over Hamburg, Germany (Photo: liborius, Creative Commons license).

051613 Hawk eyes keep watch over Hamburg, Germany (Photo- liborius, CCL)

050913 – Ill-mannered nine-banded armadillos (Dasypus novemcinctus) in Portland, Oregon, USA (Photo: Todd Mecklem, Creative Commons license).

050913 ill-mannered armadillos in Portland, Oregon, USA (Photo- Todd Mecklem, CCL)

050213 – A swallow checks out street art in Paris, France (Photo: Gilles Klein, Creative Commons license).

050213 A swallow views street art in Paris by Gilles Klein, CCL

042513 – Metrosexual rhino in Melbourne, Australia (Photo: j bizzie, Creative Commons license).

042513 Metrosexual rhino in Melbourne, Australia by j bizzie CCL

041813 – Vent inspection courtesy of a coot (Photo: Mathias Klang, Creative Commons license).

041813 coot by Mathias Klang, CCL

041113 – A curious whale wonders what it would be like to own a BMW in Wuppertal, Elberfeld, Germany (Photo: Werner Wittersheim, Creative Commons license).

041113 curious whale in Wuppertal-Elberfeld, Germany by Werner Wittersheim, CCL

040413 – The parrots of Cally Road, London, England (Photo: Katy Stoddard, Creative Commons license).

040413 - The parrots of Cally Road, London, England (Photo- Katy Stoddard, CCL)

032813 – A shark swims upstream on a freight train in Pennsylvania, USA (Photo: Rob Swatski, Creative Commons license).

032813 - a shark swims upstream on a freight train in Pennsylvania, USA (Photo- Rob Swatski, CCL)

032113 – A snail asks a small favor in London, England (Photo: liborius, Creative Commons license).

032113 - a snail asks a favor in Spitalfields, London, England (Photo- liborius, CCL)

031413 – Lizards evolving in Barcelona, Spain (Photo: rosa y dani, Creative Commons license).

031413 - lizards evolving in Barcelona, Spain (Photo- Rosa y Dani, CCL)

030713 – Life is good for one-dimensional frogs in Stockholm, Sweden (Photo: Anu Koski, Creative Commons license).

030713 happy frog in Stockholm, Sweden (Photo-Anu Koski, CCL)

022813 – Avian disapproval in Phoenix, Arizona, USA (Photo: cobalt123, Creative Commons license).

022813 Avian disapproval in Phoenix, Arizona, USA (Photo- cobalt123, CCL)

022113 – A Hawaiian monk seal (Monachus schauinslandi) gets an eye job at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge (Photo: USFWS Headquarters, Creative Commons license).

022113 Monk seal gets an eye job at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge (Photo- USFWS HQ, CCL)

021413 – A panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) tribute band on tour in San Francisco, California, USA (Photo: David Ludwig, Creative Commons license). 

021413 panda tribute band on a cultural exchange trip to San Francisco, California (Photo- David Ludwig, CCL)

020713 – Sea turtles (Chelonioidea) cruising down Chicago’s Hubbard Street in Illinois, USA (Photo: zol87, Creative Commons license).

020713 sea turtles cruising down Chicago's Hubbard Street in Chicago, Illinois, USA (Photo- Zol87, CCL)

013113 – A barn owl (Tyto alba) demonstrates residence flexibility in Laveen, Arizona, USA (Photo: Patrick Dockens, Creative Commons license).

013113 barn owl demonstrates residence flexibility in Laveen, Arizona, USA (Photo- Patrick Dockens, CCL)

012413 – A muskox (Ovibos moschatus) guards Hubbard Street in Chicago, Illinois, USA (Photo: Terence Faircloth, Creative Commons license).

012413 a muskox guards hubbard street in Chicago, Illinois, USA (Photo- Terence Faircloth, CCL)

011713 – A ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) leaps through the streets of Melbourne, Australia (Photo: Andrew J. Cosgriff, Creative Commons license).

011713 ring-tailed lemur leaps through the streets of Melbourne, Australia (Photo-Andrew J. Cosgriff, CCL)

011013 – A fox with no time for a Starbucks run in Notting Hill, London, England (Photo: Jorge Ferrer, Creative Commons license).

011013 fox gives up on Starbucks in Notting Hill, London, England (Photo-Jorge Ferrer, CCL)

010313 – A crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) attempts to escape the streets of Lisbon, Portugal (Photo: Anne Bollwahn, Creative Commons license).

010313 Crocodile attempts to escape the streets of Lisbon (Photo- Anne Bollwahn, CCL)

122712 – A caribou (Rangifer tarandus) channels its inner chameleon in Quebec, Canada (Photo: Quinn Dombrowski, Creative Commons license).

122712 caribou montreal, quebec, Canada by Quinn Dombrowski CCL

122012 – A blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) finds a place to hide in Manchester,UK (Photo: audreym, Creative Commons license).

122012 a blue tit finds a unique nesting site in Manchester, UK (Photo audreym, CCL)

121312 – A sea turtle refuses to ask for directions (Photo: Jurriaan Persyn, Creative Commons license).

Next-Door Nature, graffiti, street art, wildlife, sea turtle

120612 – A European kingfisher (Alcedo atthis; aka common kingfisher) takes a look around in Wuppertal-Mirke, Westphalia, Germany (Photo: Werner Wittersheim, Creative Commons license).

Next-Door Nature, graffiti, street art, wildlife, kingfisher, Wuppertal, Westphalia, Germany

112912 – Swimming down the Galloping Goose Trail in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (Photo: nouspique, Creative Commons license).

Swimming down the galloping goose trail in Victoria, BC, Canada (Photo: nouspique, Creative Commons license)

112212 – Flitting around Glasgow, Scotland (Photo: spoiltcat, Creative Commons license).

111512 – A white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) starts her family in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Australia (Photo: Jam Project, Creative Commons license).

next-door nature, street creatures, graffiti, street art, white rhinoceros, Brisbane, Austalia

110812 – A royal penguin (Eudyptes schlegeli) loitering in Cape Wanbrow, Oamaru, Canterbury, New Zealand (Photo: fras1977, Creative Commons license).

110112 – A snail slip-sliding away through York, UK (Photo: itspaulkelly, Creative Commons license).

Next-Door Nature, graffiti, street art, urban wildlife, snail, York, UK

102512 – A happy red panda (Ailurus fulgens) on holiday in Germany (Photo: Loaf, Creative Commons license).

Next-Door Nature, street creatures, graffiti, urban wildlife, red panda, Germany

101812 – A crab “shooting street” in Barcelona, Spain (Photo: mochapocky, Creative Commons license).

Next-Door Nature, Street Creatures, wildlife graffiti, street art, Barcelona, Spain

101112 – Bee-eaters (at least that’s my best guess) on holiday in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (Photo: essygie, Creative Commons license).

Next-Door Nature, Street Creatures, graffiti, street art, birds, cambridge, massachusetts

100412 – A Galapagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra), adapting to life far from home in East London, UK (Photo: bixentro, Creative Commons license).

Next-Door Nature, Street Creatures, graffiti, street art, tortoise, London

092712 – How’s life in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, my little (black-capped) chickadee? (Photo: Tom Magliery, Creative Commons license).

Next-Door Nature, urban wildlife, graffiti, street art, chickadees, birds, Vancouver

092012 – Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf (Canis lupus)? Not the citizens of Manitoba, Canada. Obviously. (Photo: Travel Manitoba, Creative Commons license).

Next-Door Nature, Street Creatures, graffiti, street art, gray wolf, Manitoba

091312 – The manatees (Trichechus manatus) of Homosassa State Park in Florida, USA, fascinated by their first contact with a garden hose (Photo: Lori Erickson, Creative Commons license).

Next-Door Nature, graffiti, street art, Street Creatures, manatees, Florida

090612 – Life (of a fish) as art at the Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery in Underwood, Washington, USA (Photo: USFWS Pacific Region, Creative Commons license).

Next-Door Nature, graffiti, street art, fish, Idaho

083012 – A (butter)fly on the wall in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Photo: SNDR-Photography, Creative Commons license).

Next-Door Nature, urban wildlife, graffiti, street art, Amsterdam, butterfly

082312 – A hip-hop hippo (Hippopotamus amphibius) in Chicago, Illinois, USA (Photo: Tyra R., Creative Commons license).

Next-Door Nature, Street Creatures, street art, graffiti, hippo, Chicago

081612 – Red kangaroos (Macropus rufus), emus (Dromaius novaehollandiae) and cyclists (Homo sapiens) going the wrong way on Mary Street, Newtown, NSW, Australia (Photo: Sri-the-Quack, Creative Commons license).

Next-Door Nature, street art, graffiti, kangaroos, emus, Australia

080912 – Lizard climbing the walls in Leeds, England (Photo: Ms. Alex, Creative Commons license).

080212 – A squadron of dragonflies armed and ready in Bogotá, Colombia (Photo: dj lu juegasiempre, Creative Commons license).

Next-Door Nature, street creatures, urban wildlife, graffiti, street art, dragonflies

072612 – A primate jams to MP3s in Tamworth, Staffordshire, England (Photo: Elliott Brown, Creative Commons license).

Next-Door Nature, urban wildlife, graffiti, street art, primate

071912 – A fish flies through the air with the greatest of ease at the Quai du Wault in Lille, France (Photo: Marko Rosic, Creative Commons license).

Next-Door Nature, Street Creatures, urban wildlife, fish, France

071212 – Chilean flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis) on holiday in Delshaven, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Photo: Cariffiti, Creative Commons license).

next-door nature, street creatures, urban wildlife, flamingo

070512 – Birds (possibly some kind of corvid, to my eye anyway) looking for action in Aventura, Florida, USA (Photo: Vanessa Penagos, Creative Commons license).

062812 – Froggy shreds the accordion in Tervueren, Vlaams Brabant, Belgium (Photo: allfr3d, Creative Commons license).

next-door nature, street creatures, wildlife, graffiti, street art

062112 – A rare South American tiger raises a family in São Paulo, Brazil (Photo: hollywoodsmile78, Creative Commons license).

next-door nature, street creatures, graffiti, street art, wildlife, tiger, São Paulo, Brazil

061412 – Ant searching for a picnic site in Santiago, Chile (Photo: Marian Dörk, Creative Commons license).

next-door nature, street creatures, graffiti, street art, ant on wall, Santiago, Chile, Marian Dörk

060712 – Geckos (Gekkonidae) sunning on a wall in San Francisco, California, USA (Photo: Mayu Shimizu, Creative Commons license).

next-door nature, wildlife graffiti, wildlife in street art, gecko, Mayu Shimizu

053112 – Turtles rumble in Cairo, Egypt (Photo: Gigi Ibrahim, Creative Commons license).

Street creatures, Next-Door Nature, graffiti, wildlife, urban wildlife

051712 – Deer dream of flight in Brooklyn, New York, USA (Photo: Wing’s Art, Creative Commons license).

deer dream of flight in Brooklyn, New York, USA (Photo: Wing's Art's, creative commons license)

051012 – A mutant frog learns that absolute power corrupts, absolutely, while living on a garage door in Port Perry, Canada (Photo: Andres Musta, Creative Commons license).

frog and bear by Andres Musta, Creative Commons license

050312 – Scarlet tanager (Piranga olivacea), California dreamin’ in San Francisco, USA (Photo: Thomas Hawk, Creative Commons license).

redbird in San Francisco, California, USA (Photo-Thomas Hawk, Creative Commons license)

042612 – Urban fox (Vulpes vulpes) in London, UK (Photo: Ross Ferguson, Creative Commons license).

urban fox in London, UK (Photo- Ross Ferguson, Creative Commons license)

041912 – A salamander chillin’ on a wall in Vienna, Austria (Photo: a_kep, Creative Commons license).

A salamander chillin' on a wall in Vienna, Austria (Photo- a_kep, Creative Commons license)

041212 – Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) flash-mob in Celebration, Florida, USA (Photo: Jeff Krause, Creative Commons license).

Giraffe flash-mob in Celebration, Florida, USA (Photo- Jeff Krause, Creative Commons license)

040512 – A hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) guards all the goodies in Hamstead, England (Photo: David Gee, Creative Commons license).

A hedgehog guards all the goodies in Hamstead, England (Photo: David Gee, Creative Commons license)

032912 – Rainbow zebra (Equus spp.) standing out from the crowd in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Photo: Shannon Crees, Creative Commons license).

Urban jungle mural by Shannon Crees

032212 – Sulking meerkat (Suricata suricatta) in Brussels, Belgium (Photo: Le.Mat, Creative Commons license).

sulking meerkat in Brussels, Belgium (Photo: Le.Mat, Creative Commons license)

031512 – A red fox (Vulpes vulpes) explores the end of the rainbow (Photo: Loaf, Creative Commons license).

A red fox explores the end of the rainbow (Photo-Loaf, Creative Commons license)

030812 – Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) on Rue Volta, Paris, France (Photo: Julian Bleecker, Creative Commons license).

Roe deer on rue volta, paris, france (Photo: Julian Bleecker, Creative Commons license)

030112 – Stag beetle (Lucanidae) in Vienna, Austria (Photo: a_kep, Creative Commons license).

stag beetle in vienna, austria (Photo-a_kep, Creative Commons license)

022312 – European badger (Meles meles) in Ledbury, England (Photo: John Sheldon, Creative Commons license).

European badger in Ledbury, England (Photo-John Sheldon, Creative Common license)

021612 – Urban deer under a bridge in Trent, Trentino-Alto-Adige, Italy (Photo: Niccolò Caranti, Creative Commons license).

urban deer under a bridge in Trent, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy by Niccolò Caranti, Creative Commons license

020912 – Remote control giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) cleans up graffiti in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, USA (Photo: Barry Yanowitz, Creative Commons license).

secrets of the trade by barry yanowitz, creative commons license

020212 – French toco toucan (Ramphastos toco) in Vitry sur Seine, Ile de France (Photo: Michel Petit, Creative Commons license).

French toucan, Vitry-sur-Seine, Ile-de-France by Michel Petit cc

012612 – Bird o’ Tile outside The Owl Tree in San Francisco, California, USA (Photo: Ludovic Bertron, Creative Commons license).

011912 – Colorful wall bird in Santiago, Chile (Photo: simenon, Creative Commons license).

wall bird in Santiago, Chile by simenon cc

011212 – A great white land shark attacks traffic jams in San Francisco, California, USA (Photo: Keoki Seu, Creative Commons license).

shark attack on truck door by keoki seu cc

010512 – A welcoming turtle in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Photo: Francis Mariani, Creative Commons license).

welcoming turtle in Toronto, Ontario, Canada by Francis Mariani cc

122911 – 2D squirrel in Chicago, Illinois, USA (Photo: E. Bartholomew, Creative Commons license).

urban squirrel, Chicago, USA by E. Bartholomew cc

120811 – A koi swims through the sidewalk in San Francisco, California, USA (Photo: Thomas Hawk, Creative Commons license).

120111 – Indian elephant (Elephas maximus) in San Francisco, California, USA (Photo: Thomas Hawk, Creative Commons license).

112411 – Corrugated caterpillar in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Photo: Beth Taylor, Creative Commons license).

vancouver caterpillar by beth taylor cc

111711 – A graffiti bear (Ursus spp.) in San Francisco, California, USA (Photo: David Lytle, Creative Commons license).

San Francisco grafitti bear by David Lytle cc

111011 – A mosaic heron in Austria (Photo: Thomas Lieser, Creative Commons license).

mosaic heron in Austria (Photo by Thomas Lieser, cc)

110311 – Coccinelle (french for ladybugy) (Photo: Marylise Doctrinal, Creative Commons license)

french ladybug

102711 – Zebras (Equus spp.) galloping through Bombay, India (Photo: Kanishka Gangopadhyay, Creative Commons license).

zebras in bombay india by Kanishka Gangopadhyay cc

102011 – A cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) plays watchdog in San Francisco, California, USA (Photo: David Lytle, Creative Commons license).

101311 – Urban fish or urban fowl? Does it help to know they live in London, UK? (Photo: mermaid99, Creative Commons license)

urban fish or fowl?

091511 – Hedgehog, badger or raccoon? Decide for yourself the nature of this creature on a wall in Göteborg, Sweden (Photo: Eva Ekeblad, Creative Commons license)

hedgehog, badger or raccoon?

090811 – African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) in Canada, a long way from home (Photo: Jason Michael, Creative Commons license).

African penguin

090111 – Masonry frog in New York, New York, USA (Photo: shoehorn99, Creative Commons license).

masonry frog by shoehorn99

082511 – Birds on a wire on a wall (Photo: SuziCatherine, Creative Commons license).

birds on a wire on a wall

081811 – A back door lion (Panthera leo) in Toronto, Canada (Photo: Grant MacDonald, Creative Commons license).

graffiti lion

081111 – Nesting with style in Brindleyplace, Birmingham, England (Photo: Paul Downey, Creative Commons license)

bird on the side of a building

080411 – Sea life on the streets of Honolulu, Hawai’i, USA (Photo: Keoki Seu, Creative Commons license)

sea life on the streets of honolulu, Hawai'i, USA by Keoki Seu cc

072811 – A street art swallow (Hirundinidae) soars through De Doornakkers, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (Photo: Karin Dirkx, Creative Commons license)

street art swallow

072111 – Hedgehog (Erinaceidae) in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Photo: Ian Gallagher, Creative Commons license)

hedgehog

071411 – Rainbow house sparrow (Passer domesticus) in Berlin, Germany (Photo: Adam Lederer, Creative Commons license)

graffiti sparrow

070711 – Southern hemisphere fish and bird in Bogota, Columbia (Photo: Fernando Martinez, Creative Commons license)

fish and bird

063011 – An urban great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) watches over I-72 in Springfield, Illinois, USA (Photo: straightedge271, Creative Commons license)

highway owl

062311 – Urban zebra in Adelaide, Australia (Photo: John Goodridge, Creative Commons license)

concrete zebra

061111 – City spider, no idea where (Photo: txmx2, Creative Commons license)

graffiti spider

052611 – Graffiti bear in Berlin, Germany (Photo: Anthony Tison, Creative Commons license)

graffiti bear

051911 – Yellow-banded poison dart frog in Aeschenpl, Basel-City, Switzerland (Photo: Andreina Schoeberlein, Creative Commons license)

Yellow-banded poison dart frog

051211 – An aboriginal wall lizard in Melbourne, Australia (Photo: Proper Dave, Creative Commons license)

aboriginal lizard

050511 – A chalk rabbit in Heimolen, North Brabant, The Netherlands (Photo: René van Belzen, Creative Commons license)

04282011 – Newsprint coyote in Seattle, Washington, USA (Photo: Thomas Hawk, Creative Commons license)

newsprint coyote

04212011 – Asphalt lizard in Melbourne, Australia (Photo: Nick Southall, Creative Commons license)

asphalt lizard

04142011 – Concrete sea turtle, location unknown (Photo: Locace, Creative Commons license)

concrete sea turtle

04072011 – Sidewalk fish in San Francisco, California, USA (Photo: Christopher Matson, Creative Commons license)

sidewalk fish

03312011 – French bird (Photo: Môsieur Jérôme, Creative Commons license)

French bird

03242011 – Urban fox in Brussels, Germany (Photo: Shelley Bernstein, Creative Commons license)

urban fox

03172011 – City lizard in Catalonia, Spain (Photo: Toni Kaarttinen, Creative Commons license).

graffiti lizard in Catalonia, Spain

03102011 – Magic carpet bird in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Photo: Andrew Bulhak, Creative Commons license)

Magic carpte bird

03032011 – Oryx (Oryx dammah, at least that’s my best guess) riding public transportation in Berlin (Photo: Stijn Nieuwendijk, Creative Commons license).

Oryx riding public transportation in Berlin

02242011 – British love birds (Photo: Andy Proctor, Creative Commons license)

British love birds

02172011 – Urban red squirrel in Dresden, Germany (Photo: Andre Weise, Creative Commons license)

Urban red squirrel by Andre Weise

02102011 – Subway owl, New York City, USA (Photo: Kristi Jenkins, Creative Commons license)

NYC subway owl

02032011 – dumpster raccoon, Canada (Photo: Pearl Pirie, Creative Commons license)

dumpster raccoon

01282011 – urban hummingbird, East London, UK (Photo: bixentro on http://www.flickr.com, Creative Commons license)

Urban deer under a bridge in Trent, Trentino-Alto-Adige, Italy (Photo: Niccolò Caranti, Creative Commons license)Urban deer under a bridge in Trent, Trentino-Alto-Adige, Italy (Photo: Niccolò Caranti, Creative Commons license)