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.
"Lazy Morning" - A baby loon chick takes a lazy morning ride on the back of mother loon.
"Easy Rider" - This one month old Loon chick gets an easy and protected ride on the back of its parent.
Two On Board
"Two On Board" - Baby loon chicks will crawl up on the back of mother loon for warmth, rest and protection. When still small, there is room for two.
Room For One More
“Room For One More" - Baby loon chicks will crawl up on the back of mother loon for warmth, rest and protection. When still small enough, there is room for one more.
Pop Up Loon
"Pop-Up Loon" - While I was about to launch my kayak in search of loons, one just popped-up from under the water about 20 feet in front of my kayak. Imagine my surprise.
“Leery Loons” – Two baby loon chicks take refuge behind mother loon as they look on with caution to the new world before them.
Lazy Morning - A baby loon chick takes a lazy morning ride on the back of mother loon.
"Backseat Driver" - A baby Loon, safely cradled on Mom's back, appears to be giving directions from the back seat as they navigate the waters of a lake.
"Backpacker" - Mother loon is a part-time backpacker when a chick climbs on board for warmth and protection.