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.
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 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.
Sneak Attack - An arctic fox kit playfully sneakes up on the rocks and is about to jump on its sibling below. The color of its fur is in transition from summer brown to winter white.
Carcass in Sight
Carcass in Sight - An adult polar bear walks along a beach towards a sperm whale carcass.
Polar Bear on Carcass
Polar Bear on Carcass - An adult polar bear sniffs the last remains of a sperm whale carcass on a beach.
Let Me See
Let Me See - A grizzly bear cub stands up to get a better look at what has the family's attention in Katmai National Park, Alaska.
Pronghorn Flower Massage
Pronghorn Flower Massage - A pronghorn buck rubs its face in a prairie field daisy. Must have a itch?
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.
Bull on the Back Roads
Bull on the Back Roads - A very large 2x6 point bull elk walks majestically down a country road.
Smoking Bull - Its a cold morning and this bull elk while looking for its cows is doing some visible breathing.
Big Bad Bull
Big Bad Bull - A very large (2x6) bull elk watches over the herd of 30-40 cows in the early morning sunlight during the autumn rut.
Follow Me Ladies
Follow Me Ladies - A bull elk attempts to lead his cows to a greener location, but they dont seem to be in a hurry.
Watching the Herd
Watching the Herd - A 6x2 point bull elk watches over his herd for cow straglers and bull interlopers during the fall rut.
When The Moment Is Right
A bighorn sheep ram is ready to mate, if only the moment was right.
Too Close For Comfort
Too Close For Comfort - A grizzly bear approaches within few feet of group. We had to back up to maintain a safe distance. Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.
Time to Smell the Flowers
Time to Smell the Flowers - A grizzly bear while eating grass appears to stop to smell the flowers. Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.
The Bear Skyline
The Bear Skyline - Two grizzly bear cubs and mother grizzly stand up together to make an interesting skyline. Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.
Smell Those Clams
Smell Those Clams - A grizzly bear strolls through the water at low tide looking for clams. Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.
Sensing A Threat
Sensing A Threat - A grizzly bear spring cub sniffs the air for potential threats. Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.
Searching for Clams
Searching for Clams - A grizzly bearsearches for clams at low tide along the beach in the Cook Inlet. Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.
In Pursuit of Ewe
A bighorn sheep ram pursues a bighorn ewe in estrous for mating.
Grizzly in Golden Ground Cover
Grizzly in Golden Ground Cover - A young sow grizzly bear stands up to get a better view in a beautiful golden grass setting. Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.
Grizzly Family Claming
Grizzly Family Claming - A grizzly (brown) bear sow and its two cubs are digging for clams in soft sands of the coast of the Cook Inlet in Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.