Category Archives: Mammals

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

Fun Friday: Canon or Nikon?




The age-old question: Which is better, Canon or Nikon? Well, this cow moose seemed to be investigating. While photographing moose at Sandy Stream Pond (in Baxter State Park, Maine), this cow moose calmly walked over to my camera setup (Canon 1D Mark 2 camera + Canon 500mm f/4 lens, on tripod), sniffed the end of […]

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Au Natural, So Much Nicer…




… than seeing them on a coat or jacket! I don’t get to see these shy little guys very often, but I cherish each time I am honored to spend some time with a mink! Today’s post comes from one such encounter, in 2007. I was camped out along a bend in the creek, when […]

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Moose Potpourri




Today’s post completes the Maine moose trip photos from 2006 (except for another possible “Fun Friday” post). This post contains a few “miscellaneous” photos of the moose, captured at Sandy Stream Pond in Baxter State Park: A cow moose drinking from the pond: A bull moose exiting the woods … you can often spot the […]

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“Fun Friday: Splish-Splash …”




… I was takin’ a bath!” Following this past week’s theme, today’s post also comes my 2006 photo trip to Baxter State Park (Maine) to photograph moose in the fall colors. As mammals often do, this cow moose decided to shake off the water after lifting her head out of the water while foraging for […]

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Cow and Calf Moose




Today’s post features some cow and calf moose that I captured in 2006 at Sandy Stream Pond in Baxter State Park (Maine). In this first image, a cow and her calf are walking at the pond’s edge: A couple of minutes later, mom decided to cross the pond. With a little reluctance, the calf finally […]

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Bull Moose




Yesterday’s post (“Early Morning at Sandy Stream Pond”) featured some landscapes captured at Baxter State Park’s Sandy Stream Pond (Maine) in 2006. Today’s post features some of the bull moose that feed on the aquatic plants of Sandy Stream Pond: A couple of young bull moose also showed up at the pond: In my next […]

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Close Encounters!




Over the weekend, I had a chat with one of my local Master Gardener friends about close encounters with wild animals. I mentioned my close encounters with some Mountain Goats a couple of years ago. He was interested in seeing some of the images captured, so I’m re-posting that post today. Below is my original […]

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Barn Owl Pellet Contents




A while back, I posted on some Barn Owl pellets I found in a local barn where Barn Owls have nested. It’s taken a while, but while waiting for the Super Bowl to begin yesterday afternoon, I dissected one of the pellets. After dissection, I worked at reconstructing the skeleton of the prey found within […]

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Fun Friday: Just Hangin’ Around




Today’s “Fun Friday” post comes from my rural Missouri front yard. As I was driving up the gravel driveway the other afternoon, I found this juvenile Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor) hanging upside-down from a tree branch that drooped over the driveway. After parking the car, I grabbed my camera and got a quick couple of […]

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Fun Friday: A Simulated Cat Nap!




Today’s “Fun Friday” post comes from Hallo Bay, Alaska, the site of yesterday’s bear fight images. As fall quickly approaches, the coastal brown bears experience “hyperphasia”, a term that defines the insatiable need for the bears to gorge on food and put on as many pounds as possible so that they can endure the upcoming […]

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