Category Archives: Mammals

Blog posts that describe behaviors or contain nature photographs of mammals.

Fun Friday: A Vandal Busted!




(Note: I’m not able to respond to social media right now. I am busy setting up my booth for the “ArtFest Midwest: The ‘Other’ Art Show” art show in Des Moines. If you are a follower and live in the area, the show runs 10:00am – 6:00pm on Saturday, and 10:00am – 5:00pm on Sunday, […]

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Fun Friday: Muskrat on Steroids




Today’s “Fun Friday” post features a critter I had never seen before, only in books and field guides. The Nutria (Myocastor coypus), or “Coypu” is native to South America and the Caribbean; it was introduced in Louisiana in the 1930’s, for their fur. But they escaped from captivity during the hurricane floodings in the 1940’s. […]

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Faves of 2Q 2016




Today’s post features some of my favorite memories and images of nature that I photographed during the months of April, May and June. If you missed the first quarter’s images, you can find them here (“Faves of 1Q 2016”). Now, on to the second quarter! In spring and early summer, I am usually busy photographing […]

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Fun Friday: Human Watching




Do you ever get that funny feeling you’re being watched? It’s not uncommon for me to be in my kayak and get that feeling. And it’s not that uncommon to find that the “watcher” is a deer, in this instance a White-tailed Deer doe that was intently watching me as I slowly kayaked past her […]

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Prairie Pronghorn




Another mammal photographed in the Badlands NP a week ago was the Pronghorn Antelope. Pronghorn can be found in the Badlands NP, but usually very small numbers and far away. This guy was busy foraging on the prairie grasses and was well within shooting distance:   Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D Mark 2 body Canon […]

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Fun Friday: Got Milk?




When visiting the Badlands NP in summer, I always enjoy finding the Bighorn Sheep, particularly the young lambs. At this time of the year, the ewes are trying to wean the lambs from nursing … but the youngs ones find it is easier to nurse than graze! When the ewes won’t allow nursing, the lambs […]

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My, What Big Ears You Have!




One of the traits of the Mule Deer … very large ears! While waiting for the evening sky to darken and the stars to become visible, a pair of Mule Deer approached my location in the Badlands. Here are a couple of images I captured of the grazing deer: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D Mark […]

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Foraging in Early Morning Light




Another post from my recent kayak outing to a local Missouri Conservation Area. Shortly after the sun was up, I caught some movement out of the corner of my eye. Turning my attention to that area, I soon saw a large Common Raccoon emerge from the heavy greenery along the edge of the lake. As […]

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Got My Eyes On You!




A few days off and I’m now back to bloggin’ :o) First, I want to welcome any new blog readers that I may have picked up over this past weekend’s “Art in the Park” art festival in Columbia, Missouri. I had a great show in Columbia, meeting many wonderful, nature-loving folks, and selling lots of […]

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A Salute to Our National Mammal




While I was on the road recently, it was announced that we now have a “National Mammal”, the American Bison. As I participate in art shows and festivals throughout the Midwest, I constantly find that the American Bison tends to be a popular choice of my show clients.  In a salute to this wonderful animal, […]

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