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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Moose, the Old Man and a pond...

So, last Saturday evening I ran away from home and went to the mountains.

You know, "The mountains are calling, and I must go!" 

 I sneak into a Beaver Pond and sure enough there is a Bull Moose feeding in the water. I sneak up slowly and quietly moving only when he is eating in the water. I get to the waters edge but am still behind some bushes so I start to move along a log which is on the ground and also leads to the edge of the brush where I want to be.
Then and old man comes along, falls off of the log, saves his camera but scares the heck out of the moose. The moose throws his head into the air, scrambles through the pond, over the dam and poof... hes gone. The old man gets up, thinks a few things and wanders off to take photos of flowers and trees and bugs.
Some days are like that.





Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Raven


Notice the protective eye lid on the second image.
Officially, it is called a Nictitating Membrane.
It helps protect the eye from injury.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Black Bear "A great time to relax"

Got to spend about 30 minutes alone with this wild Black Bear.








Friday, June 6, 2014

Red Fox, the show off

Driving along the road we look out and see a Red Fox. 
In my mind I think "Ok" I have about 20 seconds to get some images that might be good. 
I jump out of the car and walk over the hill. The fox is gone out of sight and I can't find it. I turn to return to the car and there it is behind me. I take what I think will be the only images but it just sits there and poses like a trained calendar fox. 
It looks at me and then to the side. It stretches, scratches, shows its just polished teeth and then, just for a moment smiles and strikes that wind blown pose. 












Then it turns, crosses the road again and is gone.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Bison calf, Bison calf with mother May 2014

 New Life
New Experiences
New Tastes
New Everything

Question: When two baby bison meet in the meadow and the
older one asks the eight hour old new calf: "What did you do yesterday?"
What does he answer? 
One of my lifes questions.


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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Elk Calf hidden from view... image May 2014

For the first few weeks in the life of an Elk, the calf’s instinct is to lay as flat as possible on the ground and hold completely still. 

The mother will get her calf to do this instinct and then she will walk away to feed, drink and sleep. If this sounds “un motherly” it is not. She instinctively knows her calf can not outrun a predator like a coyote, wolf or bear. She also knows that she may not be able to defend her calf from attack. 



By leaving the calf hidden, it has a better chance of not being seen or found. The calf has minimal scent and is hard to find in the brush, flowers, deadfall, and grass of it’s birth.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Grizzly Bear - May 2014 - Grand Teton National Park - Check back often in the next two weeks for more wildlife. Thanks










Mamma bear; "Now son, when you get close to the people
stand up and yell at them. It's a good laugh and they drop
their food sometimes!"
This was a good day in the Tetons 
spent with my wife
and youngest (21 years) son. 
The bears didn't hurt the day any either.

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