Frank B. Baiamonte

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Bai Yun the Giant Panda - San Diego Zoo - April 20, 2019

Bai Yun, the female Giant Panda, having lunch. We heard today that she and her son Xiao Liwu have just arrived safely back in China.


San Diego Zoo - March 9, 2019

Here are a few images from the San Diego Zoo on March 9, 2019.

Connor was out when I first arrived.

Here's Connor's younger brother Berani, enjoying a femur bone snack.

The Amur Leopards were up and about.

One of the best things that day was the Purple Plum tree lives just outside the entrance to the Asian Cats exhibit.  It only flowers for brief time each year.

Click here to see a few more images from the San Diego Zoo on March 9, 2019.

Big Cats at the San Diego Zoo

Here are a few of the big cats at the San Diego Zoo.  This batch is from back in February.  We'll start with an Amur Leopard.

Here are Penny and Ramil, a mating (everyone hopes) pair of Snow Leopards.

Next up, a Jaguar.

Click here to see a few more from the San Diego Zoo on February 23, 2019.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Connor the Malayan Tiger - San Diego Zoo

I got a chance to spend some quality time with Connor the Malayan Tiger at the San Diego this past Monday.

Click here if you would like to see more of Connor from Monday, February 18, 2019 at the San Diego Zoo.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

A Storm Rolling Into the Desert

The view to the north, on Sunday afternoon in Fonts Wash, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Eastern San Diego County, California, as a storm rolls in.


A Sea Monster in the Desert - Sky Art in Borrego Springs, California

Included in the over 130 steel sculptures by artist Ricardo Breceda that can be found in the Borrego Valley around the town of Borrego Springs, California is a 350-foot long sea monster.  That's not a typo - it's 350 feet long, and it actually spans (well, sort of) Borrego Springs Road.  Just drive north from Christmas Circle, you really can't miss it.

Click here to see a few more images of the steel sculptures in Borrego Springs, California from our day trip there on February 17, 2019.

Giant Sloth Family - Borrego Springs Sculptures

We went to Borrego Springs this past weekend to check out the steel sculptures by Ricardo Breceda.  There are over 130 sculptures in this installation by Mr. Breceda, and one of my favorites has always been the Giant Sloth Family.  These are located on the east side of Borrego Springs Road north of Christmas Circle, just north of the Gomphotherium sculptures.

Here's Mother Sloth, with Baby Slot on her back.

Father Sloth is off a bit further to the north.

The level of detail on all of these is just amazing.  Anyone heading out to the town of Borrego Springs or to Anza Borrego Desert State Park should make it a point to check out these fantastic pieces of art.
Click here to see a few more images from Borrego Springs on Sunday, February 17, 2019.

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Header image: Cibola National Wildlife Refuge, Cibola, Arizona. End image: Downtown San Diego, California skyline from Coronado Island. Profile picture: Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho, by Heather Baiamonte.