The lives of animals are always interesting to me. Sometimes they seem shrouded in mystery and then at times, the unfolding of a moment seems perfectly clear and intuitive.  I've had the opportunity to work with a bunch of animals over the years. I've valued most, my time with the mammals, including:

Kangaroo rats (Dipodomys ingens) (Dipodomys nitratoides) (Dipoomys heermanni), San Joaquin Pocket Mouse (Perognathus inornatus), California Mouse (Peromyscus californicus), Pinon Mouse (Peromyscus truei), California Vole, (Microtus californicus) Harvest Mouse (Reithrodontomys Megalotis), Brush Mouse (Peromyscus boylii), California Pocket Mouse (Chaetodipus californicus), Deer Mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus), Dusky-footed Woodrat (Neotoma fuscipes), Lodgepole Chipmunk (Tamias merriami), Mountain Beaver/Aplodontia (Aplodontia rufa), Northern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus) and Trowbridge's Shrew (Sorex trowbridgii).
-I frequent some of the same places as these and other animals on this page so most of these photos are just candid moments.