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Old sow by DeeOtter
Old sow
I'm pretty sure this is Sow101 from the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center. The number 101 means that she was the 101st bear to be tagged in Yellowstone. She spent most of her life as a wild grizzly and raised quite a few cubs. However she got too accustom to humans, introducing her cubs to pet food, garbage cans. This was back in 2002.
She has adjusted to captivity well, and gets to interact with the other bears at the center. 

Grizzly bear
Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center
Swim free big Gus by DeeOtter
Swim free big Gus
:( I just got an announcement from some keepers who worked with Gus that he passed away yesterday. He was around 27 years old, possibly making him the world's oldest sea lion.
He was such a big sweety, and really enjoyed his enrichment (pictured here). The zoo is soo much emptier without him.

Steller's sea lion
Oregon Zoo
Kicking up snow by DeeOtter
Kicking up snow
Kootenai kicking up some snow as he marks his territory. There are three wolf habitats consisting of three wolf pairs, and the wolf pairs can be rotated among the habitats, which is pretty neat. 

Gray wolf
Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center
Eagle Watch by DeeOtter
Eagle Watch
Nizhoni, a golden eagle from Tracy Aviary.

I think this is what a sleeping eagle looks like. I've never seen a sleepy eagle, but I have a few shots where the visible eye is covered by the eyelid.
Dee got Crafty! by DeeOtter
Dee got Crafty!
Yes I did!
These are little keychain charms and 1 (maybe 2 if I can find another strap) cellphone charms that I made myself!
There is a small-clawed otter, a wrinkled hornbill, turkey vulture, black-capped chickadee (my favorite!) and two sea otters that somehow ended up as yellow and blue.

I have no idea what I'm going to do with them. Chances are they'll just end up sitting around the house.

Unless someone actually wants to buy them. I've been tempted to start up an Etsy shop for these, and maybe prints that I've already prepared, since I have a huge stockpile that I need to do something with!

EDIT: I have an etsy shop now! I can put these items up on my store if there is any interest in these guys! I'm thinking about putting them up for $2 each since this was the first time I had tried something like this.
The biggest update I have is about my leg. It's feeling a lot better. There's still a bit of stiffness (feels like a muscle cramp) in the morning and after I get out of those god-awful desks on campus after lecture. (There is one room that has comfy rolly chairs... but I've only been in that room once and I miss it...) 
I did have to drop my yoga class, because I'm sure this is going to happen again if I keep going at a medium/fast pace in the poses. A few people I talked to (including my academic coordinator) said that they took yoga, and had similar problems. I may seek out a different activity (like tai chi) in the future. Thankfully I had no problem dropping the class. I was well ahead of the deadline to withdraw without any penalties (other than I spent a lot of money on a class that I didn't make it very far in). But I'm still at 12 credits to keep the rest of my monies to finish the rest of my classes. So hooray!

Spring break is coming up soon, and that's like the halfway point. Holy crap.

I'm going to be putting up some items in my Etsy shop soon (over the next week as I have time to) that are items that are of pretty high priority to sell. These items have been printed/made and are ready to ship! I'd like to get these items (mostly photo prints) to new homes as soon as I can before my next move (no idea when that is). And I'd like to reduce the risk of damaging the items (mostly bending prints) in the hectic move (I'm not fond of moving).

Dee Otter's Etsy Shop!

It would be AWESOME if you guys could check out the shop. And if you can't afford anything, PLEASE share it with friends and family or favorite the items in the shop if you happen to be an Etsy buyer/seller. Also if there is an image here (or on my Facebook page, sometimes I post stuff there and it doesn't end up over here) that you would like, feel free to request it (as either something for yourself, a gift, or if you think other people would buy it).

I'm  hoping to do something awesome for my graduation, and the sales from this would help a ton, with portions of the sales going towards entrance fees/passes to refuges and parks, and some zoo admissions. In addition bringing you guys more pictures, possibly of things that I've never posted before.

As soon as I'm a bit more organized, I'm hoping to get enough items to start donating profits to organizations. I may start with IVAD (International Vulture Awareness Day) because vultures, and it's in September. Also I may be able to contact IAATE (International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators) to see if they could help advertise my Etsy shop when I have that promotion going on to help raise money for vulture conservation (possibly the California condor or Cape griffon are at the forefront of my  mind) (they did it last year for another shop).

Anyway, that's enough begging for one day. I'm sorry if these journals about my shop are getting really annoying. But I think it's something that I need to do. Also my relatives and a few friends have been bothering me about selling pictures. So I'd like to prove to them that they were right about this. ANYWAY!

 Winter has returned to Montana, I'm excited to be done with school soon (hopefully) and... I think that's about it.

I've scheduled a few more pictures for the weekend/into next week/will schedule some more since next week will be busy stressing out over partner work (also setting up trail cams in nearby wilderness. I'm aiming for wolverine pictures!) If there's something that you'd like to see more of, let me know and I'll go diving in my hard drives to find pictures.
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  • Drinking: Raspberry lemon-aid


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I love Chickadees by WishmasterAlchemist I love Magpies by WishmasterAlchemist I love Kiwis by WishmasterAlchemist I love California Condors by WishmasterAlchemist
I love Southern Ground Hornbills by WishmasterAlchemist I love Nubian Vultures by WishmasterAlchemist I love Guira Cuckoos by WishmasterAlchemist I love Steller's Jays by WishmasterAlchemist

I'm Deidre! I love taking pictures of animals, nature, landscapes and anything that happens to catch my eye.

My photographic goal at the moment is to hopefully aid wildlife biologists with my photography or become a staff photographer for an accredited, zoo or sanctuary.

My future career plans include first obtaining a biology degree, doing a handful of internships and become a zookeeper at an accredited zoo.
Super long time goal includes starting up a sanctuary.

EVERY SINGLE one of my photos are under Copyright law and belong to me. These photos are not to be re-produced on any other website that is not my registered user name. My photography is also not stock and cannot be used in manipulations or claimed as someone else work. Artists are free to contact me in order to inquire about using pictures as reference.

PLEASE! ASK me first before using my pictures as a reference!

I love Wombats by WishmasterAlchemist I love Wolverines by WishmasterAlchemist I love African Wild Dogs by WishmasterAlchemist I love Squirrels by WishmasterAlchemist
I love Otters by WishmasterAlchemist I love Wolves by WishmasterAlchemist I love Hyenas by WishmasterAlchemist I love Okapis by WishmasterAlchemist

Would you read a blog by me that talks about my zoo, in town, national park and etc. adventures? 

38 deviants said Yes
4 deviants said No



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MorrighanGW Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:, Dee!! =D
Cuthillius Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, what's your birthday?
DeeOtter Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
November 10th :3
Cuthillius Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Duly noted. :)
DeeOtter Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the watch!
MorrighanGW Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:, Dee!! =D
tawmn Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the fave! Your gallery is beautiful!
DeeOtter Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome.
And thank you very much! 
MoonyMina Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Sweetie!!!

Thanks a bunch for the fave on my Bunny :)
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