Happy New Year !

For all of you who did not receive the paper version of my greetings card, here is the picture that I had chosen to illustrate it.
This was taken on a snowy early October 2009 morning in in the Lava Beds National Monument in Northern California. These mule deers (Odocoileus hemionus) were posing very patiently for me. You may have seen this picture already in my California-Oregon photo trip.

Mule deers (Odocoileus hemionus) on a snowy early October morning in the Lava Beds National Monument, Northern California

Friendly local wildlife

During a recent walk in the region of Dinant, I met some very friendly wildlife. No idea what they are (probably some kind of peacock) but they were not shy at all.

Very friendly wildlife encountered during a walk near Poilvache, a few km from DinantVery friendly wildlife encountered during a walk near Poilvache, a few km from DinantVery friendly wildlife encountered during a walk near Poilvache, a few km from Dinant