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I'm a Science Teacher, Nature Photographer, Husband, Father, and Grandfather who loves to explore the natural world by traveling, photographing and thinking. 

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Saturday, December 31, 2011

THE TOP TEN BLUE LION PHOTOS OF 2011 - THE WINNER!

DRUMROLL PLEASE………………..


With many thanks to all of you who have been friendly and faithful followers of Blue Lion Photos this past year, I am proud to present you with this years most viewed image.

NUMBER 1: THREE OF A KIND.

Three of a Kind
These three baby bunnies were discovered by students at my school one morning as they were crossing the quad. The bunnies were “frozen” in their protective state and were easily gathered up by my middle school students who brought them to me with pleas to save them. Luckily, we found Mama Rabbit shortly afterward nervously seeking them. Since our school was undergoing significant construction at the time, the campus was no longer a safe haven for this family. In order assure a happier life for them, they were given to a friend with a ranch in East Texas where they are happy working at overpopulating the outskirts of Tyler, Texas.

I am genuinely grateful for all your visits and support. Looking ahead to 2012, I have many more images to share as well as looking toward expanding the offerings here to include more content related to helping educate people about nature and biology in a way that is very different from your stinky high school Bio class!

May the New Year bring you and your loved ones peace, prosperity, and great happiness!
CHEERS,
John

11 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

This is wonderful, John — and the story is as wonderful as the photo.

GW Bill Miller said...

Too cute. The winner in any contest. Looking forward to your posts for the new year.

Mom of M&Ms said...

Happy New Year... great shot

Kerri said...

Sweeeeet!
Many Blessings for 2012!!

Hope said...

what a wonderful story.. and your photos are not only breathtaking.. but also very awe inspiring.. good luck to you and your family in this coming year.. I pray it will be blessed beyond measure..

Barbara/myth maker said...

The cute factor is off the charts with this one!

Happy & healthy new year to you.

Johnny Nutcase said...

insanely cute, thanks for the smile :) love the other choices too - happy 2012, John!

JaqStone said...

BUNNIES!!!!!
What a wonderful story to go with this image of adorable babies.

toadhollowphoto.com said...

Wonderful series, John, a true delight! You, sir, are a scholar and a gentleman. It's been a huge highlight for me this year in getting to know you and your incredible work, and I am very much looking forward to more in 2012! Best wishes.

KT said...

I enjoyed watching the list! I do like the bluebird the best - what colors it has. I hope 2012 brings just as many wonderful photographs!

Christine said...

This is just amazing! Definitely a winner :)