Category Archives: Mammals

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

King of the Mountain

Today’s post features one of the most common residents of the Rocky Mountain’s at higher altitudes, the Yellow-bellied Marmot. Here are a few favorite images I captured during one of my trips there: It’s always fun to be around these guys, particularly when you can be with young marmots playing.   Photographic Equipment Used: Canon […]

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Unforgettable Adventure

Today’s post features a group of Mountain Goats that I encountered while hiking around Mount Evans, Colorado, a few years ago. As I hiked over the rocky terrain, taking in the glorious scenery, I noticed a group of Mountain Goats that were heading towards me. I decided to find a nice, flat rock to sit […]

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Duck, Duck, Goose, …

… Deer? Today’s post features an interesting shot I captured while photographing migrating Whooping Cranes at Quivira NWR, in central Kansas a few years ago. While driving around the refuge, I came upon a bunch of ducks and geese, with a White-tailed deer buck following a doe through the refuge waters. Being late fall, the […]

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A Bit Too Early

Today’s post features a single, Bighorn Sheep ram that I ran across during my recent trip to South Dakota’s Badlands NP, while photographing the Perseids meteor shower. Bighorn Sheep rams have lived in the Badlands landscape for quite a while. However, they typically occupy the higher altitude places, away from people and the ewes/lambs (who […]

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Fun Friday: Bad Hair Day

Today’s post features an interesting sight I captured in Rocky Mountain NP (Colorado) in 2008. During the fall rut, I was busy photographing the behaviors of the Elk. This bull elk, hormones raging, had just “plowed” up the ground as he was trying to impress some nearby cow elk: Strange, erratic, and even dangerous/unexpected behavior […]

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“I See You!”

Today’s post features an image I captured in 2009, while on a 10-day adventure in the Baja Peninsula of Mexico. This image was captured in the Laguna San Ignacio wintering grounds of the Gray Whale. In late fall, gray whales migrate to this refuge to give birth to young whales, and to mate with other […]

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Fall Colors in Alaska

Today’s post features a couple of images captured during one of my Alaska trips, when fall colors began to emerge along the highway from Anchorage to Homer, Alaska, in early September 2007. This first image was an unexpected surprise … while traveling on the highway, I rounded a corner and this beautiful, mountain scene unfolded […]

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How’s the Weather Up There?

Today’s post features another image from one of my Alaska trips (2006). During one of our Alaska, small boat cruises, we were with brown bears at Windfall Harbor. As we pulled our boat into the harbor area, this adult brown bear stood up to check out his competition ahead, at the creek where salmon were […]

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Fun Friday: Inquisitive!

Today’s post features a very inquisitive squirrel. One day, while photographing along a creek in the Amarugia Highlands CA (Missouri), I felt as if someone or something was watching me. Looking up, this curious little fellow was watching me photograph some ducks that were in the creek:   Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 10D body Canon […]

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Fun Fri: Build It – They Will Come

Today’s “Fun Friday” post comes from my recent Florida trip. More specifically, while visiting Myakka River State Park (one of my favorite places to photograph in Florida) I came upon an amusing sight … wild turkey and raccoons, both busy foraging at a couple of the park’s feral hog traps: Feral hogs have been a […]

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