Otter Perplexitty - A river otter on the shore of Lake Quinault in the Olympic National Park in Washington State stares at an approaching kayak perplexed as to run or freeze. Fortunately it froze long enough to get this image before it ran and disappeared behind a log.
Otter Consternation - A river otter pair look up to see what is interrrupting them from their early morning breakfast on the shore of Lake Quinault in Olympic National Park in Washington State.
Otter Stepping Out
Otter Stepping Out - A northern river otter steps out from a hole in the ice on the Lamar River. Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
Bison Snow Plow
Bison Snow Plow - An adult bull bison uses its massive head in a side to side motion to clear the snow and forage for food from the vegation under the freshly fallen snow. Lamar Valley, Yelowstone National Park, Wyoming.
White Missile - An ermine (weasel) runs, dives and leaps through the newly fallen fresh snow. Seven Mile Bridge, Madison river, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
Two for Lunch
Two For Lunch - A mule deer doe is stopped by her month old twin fawns (still have their spots for camouflage) for a lunch break. Right in my backyard! Photographed from my back deck. The wonders of Summit County, Colorado.
Lunch Break - A mule deer doe is stopped by her month old twin fawns (still have their spots for camouflage) for a lunch break. Right in my backyard! Photographed from my back deck. The wonders of Summit County, Colorado.
Red Fox Follows Its Nose
Red Fox Follows Its Nose - A juvenile red fox is so focused on the hunt that it does not see the photographer until it practically runs into him.
Watchful Wolverine - An adult wolverine stands and watches for threats and potential prey in an early winter morning. Haines, Alaska, USA.
Wide Wing Landing
Wide Wing Landing - A bald eagle lands on the snow at the Chilkat River with wings spread to the maximum width. Chilkat River Bald Eagle Preserve, Haines, Alaska.
Bald Eagle Flies Under The Moon
Bald Eagle Flies Under The Moon - A bald eagle flies by the setting half moon and appears to be flying under the moon. Chilkat River Bald Eagle Preserve, Haines, Alaska.
Traveling Trumpeters - A pair of traveling trumpeter swans take a break on a local pond and float in the golden autumn reflection. Fairbanks, Alaska.
Snow Landing - A bald eagle with wings up and talons extended prepares to land in the snow on the Chilkat River. Chilkat River Bald Eagle Preserve, Haines, Alaska.
Ermine Pop Up - An Ermine, also known as a Stoat, or short-tailed weasel, pops up from behind a log to watch for threats. Haines, Alaska.
Whoopers On Wings
Whoopers On Wings - Two whooping swans fly in synchronized wing formation against the Icelandic tundra. Iceland.
The Finishing Touch
The Finishing Touch - A bald eagle adds a branch as its final touch to completing the nest for the eaglets that will soon arrive. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
Morning Meal - A bald eagle inspects a morning meal of frozen Chum salmon at sunrise. Chilkat River Bald Eagle Preserve, Haines, Alaska.
My Fish - A bald eagle claims a Chum salmon as its own and warns other eagles not to interfere. Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, Haines, Alaska.
Herring's Horror - An osprey dives into the Saint George river with talons extended and alewives as the target. The alewives (herring) are easy prey for the osprey that flock to the Staint George River in Warren, Maine during the alewife spawning season in late May.
Eagle Food Fight
Eagle Food Fight - A bald eagle tries to steal a Chum salmon carcass from another eagle who fights to defend its prey. Bald Eagle Preserve, Chilkat river, Haines, Alaska.
Red-Tailed Hawk After The Snowfall
Red-Tailed Hawk After The Snowfall - A red-tailed hawk sits on a branch in a tree covered in snow from an over night snowfall watching for prey.
Flower Power - This Pika has clipped off flowers and is running to its secret storage hiding place to store them for a cold winter’s day.
Nose Nuzzle - A mother polar bear and its yearling cub nuzzle each other.
Arctic Fox in Transition
Arctic fox in Transition - An arctic fox has a blue-gray color as it transitions from the brownish color of summer to its white fur of winter.
Warning to the Wanderers
Warning to Wanderers - If a harem cow wanders, a bull stretches his neck out low, tips up his nose, tilts his antlers back and threatens to chase her back to the harem during the rut.
Call of the Wild
Call of the Wild - A bull elk mates with one of the cow elk in his herd during the elk rut.
Three Hairy Heads
Three Hairy Heads - Three great blue heron chicks (weeks old) wait impatiently for the delivery of their next meal.
Three Eaglets To Fledge
Three Eaglets To Fledge - Three bald eaglets are outgrowing their nest and will be fledging soon.