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.
Traveling Trumpeters - A pair of traveling trumpeter swans take a break on a local pond and float in the golden autumn reflection. Fairbanks, Alaska.
Trumpeter Swan Bathing Beauties
Trumpeter Swan Bathing Beauties - Nine trumpeter swans bathe, head dunk and do wing stretches in the waters of the Chilkat River swamp. 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.
Whoopers On Wings
Whoopers On Wings - Two whooping swans fly in synchronized wing formation against the Icelandic tundra. Iceland.
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.
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 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.
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.
Bulls on the Beach
Bulls on the Beach - Three walrus bulls (latin for Tooth Walking Sea Horse) sunbath on the beach when one walrus runs for the safety of the water.
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.
Bulls on the Beach - Three bull walruses rest on the beach.
Bathing Beauties - Three cow (female) walruses float in the surf.
White Delight - An arctic fox kit in a beautiful white coat looks for threats as it overlooks the view ahead.
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.
Stalking a Sibling
Stalking a Sibling - An arctic fox kit in white winter fur coat playfully stalks a sibling fox kit.
Cute Arctic Kit
Cute Arctic Fox - An adorable arctic fox kit stares with curiosity.
Pads and Paws
Pads and Paws - An adult polar bear saunters into the snow drift. Its black paw pads stand out against its white fur.
Just Drifting along
Just Drifting along - An adult polar bear takes a nap on the drifting pack ice.
Arctic Prowler - An adult polar bear prowls the ice pack in search of seals.
Into The Fog
Into The Fog - An adult polar bear walks away into the fog on the drifting ice pack.
Pika Packing Plenty
Pika Packing Plenty - An American Pika clips off a mouthfull of grasses then runs, to its storage hiding place to cache the food for the winter.
Just Waking Up
Just Waking Up - A polar bear mother and her yearling cub are just waking up to evening light from a long nap and seem a bit groggy.