White Missile - An ermine (weasel) runs, dives and leaps through the newly fallen fresh snow. Seven Mile Bridge, Madison river, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
Warning to the Wanderer
Warning To The Wanderer - When an elk cow does not heed the warnings by the bull elk to stay with his harem during the rut, then the cow is chased back to the herd. Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Colorado
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.
"Food Frenzy" - A mother's work is never done. A mother fox (vixen) contentedly manages four kits as they tussle for a place at the dinner table. Heeney, Colorado
More Than A Mouthful
More Than A Mouthful - A grizzly bear boar stands at the top of Brooks Falls and attempts to catch salmon jumping up the waterfall. Katimai National Park, Alaska.
Chasing Ewe - A bighorn ram pursues a ewe in estrpus and is ready to mate. The ewe will run, but not for long.
Lamb Under Construction
Lamb Under Construction - A bighorn ram mounts a ewe in estrous and begins the mating behavior. With luck a lamb will be born in 6 months.
Over Easy - Elk easily jump a ranch fence as they stampede across the range.
Into The Wind
Into The Wind - An elk herd stampedes across the range.
Flying Elk - An elk easily vaults a range fence as a second elk prepares for the leap.
Bull Run - A bull elk charges a herd of cows in anticipation of mating only to discover that the cows are not interested.
Bugle Boy - A bull elk bugles his readiness to mate and his frustration that the cows seem to be ignoring him
Bull Bugling - A bull elk is in a mating frenzy during the elk rut and bugles to let the cows know that HE is ready.
Bull Elk Jousting
Bull Elk Jousting - Two bull elk clash antlers and joust for dominance over the herd of elk cows.
Bull Elk On Target
Bull Elk On Target - A bull elk senses that a cow elk is in estrous and is ready to mate.
Sensing A mate
Sensing A mate - A bull elk is receiving the scent of a cow elk in estrous that may be ready to mate.
Two to Tangle
Two to Tangle - Two young bull elk practice the art of dominance by locking antlers.
When The Moment Is Right
A bighorn sheep ram is ready to mate, if only the moment was right.
Rack and Roll
Rack and Roll - A Bull Moose shakes its head and antlers to remove water after lifting head from under pons surface. Sandy Stream Pond, Baxter State Park, Maine.
Prey In Sight
Prey In Sight - At first I thought that I was the prey, but fortunately it was a salmon in the stream just 30 feet in front of me. It took several minutes for my heart rate to return to normal. Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.
Following the Scent
A bighorn ram is following the scent of a bighorn ewe in estrous.
A grizzly bear sow chases after fish on beach in Cook Inlet. Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.
Eyes on a Ewe
Three bighorn rams have their eyes on a ewe in estrous.
Two bighorn rams challenge each other by headbutting for dominance of the herd.