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The Wildlife of South Lake Union

Black Bee Feeding on Flower at South Lake Union Park

Having lived in the city for most of my life, I haven’t had the opportunity to shoot much wildlife.

Sure, I’ve gotten the odd shot of an orca in Elliott Bay, not to mention several photos of the Wild Bremelo in its native habitat. Oh, and who can forget my footage from the midst of the Canadian Thug Goose invasion?

So, sure, I’ve gotten some “wildlife” footage, but when it comes to photography, most of my stuff trends toward the urban.

This being the case, when I saw a Blue Heron hanging out with a Big Ass Turtle (yes, that is its scientific name) in South Lake Union Park, I proceeded to go on a little safari to see what else I could find.

I didn’t find much, to be honest. This is South Lake Union after all, and I’m pretty sure Amazon would kill anything caught occupying its neighborhood that didn’t have a subscription to Amazon Prime.  Not that this would ever actually happen.  I mean, who or what wouldn’t have a subscription to Prime?  What’s not to love about free 2-day shipping that arrives in 5 days (if you’re lucky)?

Nothing, that’s what.

Still, there wasn’t a ton of animal life to be found, so I ended up taking like, 100 pictures of the Heron.  Oh, and some bugs too.  We still have bugs in South Lake Union.  Yes, Bezos, all of them members of Prime.  Yes, every one of them.  Yes, including the dragonfly.  Yes, yes, I’m sure, put the damn flyswatter away.

Geez.

Anyway, enjoy the photos, then get yourself down to SLU Park and enjoy the wildlife in person as soon as you can.  It may be your last opportunity to do so. (none of these creatures are actually a member of Prime).

Blue Heron and Turtle in South Lake Union Park

Fly Sitting on Flower at South Lake Union Park

Blue Heron and Turtle in South Lake Union Park

Blue Heron in South Lake Union Park

Dragonfly

Blue Heron in South Lake Union Park

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