So here's going back into my photo archive to share images from a couple of hikes that I went on some time back: one up in the northern New Territories; and another down in the southeastern section of Hong Kong Island. Since both involved going along trails I'd been on more than once before, I focused less on taking landscape shots and more on a variety of interesting critters I encountered along the way -- and yes, I include some of my fellow humans in the latter category! ;b
I often see bees and wasps getting attracted to flowers
but less so ants like the solitary red one in the above picture...
A rare toad spotting in Hong Kong for me!
Hairy caterpillar on a thin tree branch on Tai Tau Chau
In the nearby waters, I spotted a swimmer complete with snorkel and
wet suit that got me initially mistaking him for a dolphin or porpoise!
Further out at sea, sailing enthusiasts
took advantage of the blowing breeze
That same afternoon appeared to be an ideal time for
rock climbing as far as a number of folks were concerned!
And even though the waves were far from big over at Big Wave Bay,
there still were surfers out in the water under the lifeguard's gaze ;b