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.
Hooked on Salmon
Hooked on Salmon - A bald eagle hooks and drags a spawning chum salmon from the Chilkat River on to the snow covered river bank. Bald Eagle Preserve, Haines, Alaska.
White Missile - An ermine (weasel) runs, dives and leaps through the newly fallen fresh snow. Seven Mile Bridge, Madison river, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
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.
Claiming the Carcass
Claiming the Carcass - A bald eagle stands in defiance on the rib cage of a brown bear carcass in the Chilkat River and claims ownership of the prize. Chilkat River Bald Eagle Preserve. Haines, 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.
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.
Bone Buffet - A bald eagle is about to enjoy a bone buffet of the rib cage of a brown bear in sunrise light on the Chilkat River at the Chilkat River Bald Eagle Preserve, Haines, Alaska.
Bare Bones Banquet
Bare Bones Banquet - Four bald eagles examine and prepare for a meal on the rib cage remains of a brown bear carcass. Chillkat River, Bald Eagle Preserve, Haines, Alaska.
Clash Over A Carcass
Clash Over A Carcass - A juvenile bald eagle tries to defend its claim over a bear carcass from an adult bald eagle invader. The juvenile rears up to meet the incoming eagle with talons extended. The adult eagle is dominant and wins the challenge. Chilkat River Bald Eagle Preserve, Haines, Alaska. Snowing.
Chilkat River Quartet
Chilkat River Quartet - Four Bald eagles are standing on a log in formation squawking in harmony surrounded by a snow and ice covered Chilkat River. Bald Eagle Preserve, Haines, Alaska.
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.
Salmon Watch - A bald eagle sits on a branch and watches for spawning Chum salmon on the 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.
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.
Three Eaglets To Fledge
Three Eaglets To Fledge - Three bald eaglets are outgrowing their nest and will be fledging soon.
Morning Light Flight
Morning Light Flight - A red-tailed hawk in wings down formation flies in the early morning sunrise light.
Polar Prey - A bearded seal is a polar bears main meal. One adult seal can satisfy a bear for about one week. This seal watches warily for its polar predator.