While we’ve been enjoying the gorgeous close-ups of our resident D.C. eagles and their new offspring, Phil has been keeping tabs on their neighboring cousins in Alexandria, Virginia. Based on his caption of this stunning shot, we can look forward to new arrivals for this raptor family before long!
Photographer Phil Yabut caught these little ducklings doing their best Forrest Gump impression by jumping into the Reflecting Pool. We hope these cute D.C. residents had a good time.
We’re not used to seeing this much ice at Great Falls park. This photo by Phil Yabut shows just how cold it has been in the area, and how different the falls can look throughout the year. The snowy owl he photographed last week in downtown D.C. would be right at home (and at least safe from traffic) here.
According to National Geographic, Andy (yes, that is the name the U.S. Botanic Garden gave its corpse flower) bloomed while the place was closed, denying the general public the opportunity to enjoy its much-anticipated but short-lived stench. That didn’t stop this young woman from anticipating the notorious “dead body” smell in this marvelous moment captured by Flickr contributor Phil. (EXIF.)