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Expert wildlife photographers stake out their quarry like a hunter and wait, sometimes for days, for the perfect shot to appear. I am not one of them. But once in a while on a trout stream the wildlife photo opportunities come to me, and when I can I have my camera ready.

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Mountian lion tracks in the mud on a gravel bar From the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River in Washington.
Mountian lion tracks in the mud on a gravel bar
Date TakenJul 17, 2017
Date AddedJul 24, 2017
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON 1 AW1
Closeup of a mountain lion track From the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River in Washington.
Closeup of a mountain lion track
Date TakenJul 17, 2017
Date AddedJul 24, 2017
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON 1 AW1
I'm breaking my rule about naming locations for this picture, since the context adds much to its meaning.  This great blue heron is standing on a slab of river-worn concrete silhouetted against the NY Quickway bridge over the Beaverkill River at Cairn's Pool.  Several human fishermen pursue trout from one shore while an avian fisherman pursues them from the other. From the Beaverkill River in New York.
I'm breaking my rule about naming locations for this picture, since the context adds much to its meaning. This great blue heron is standing on a slab of river-worn concrete silhouetted against the NY Quickway bridge over the Beaverkill River at Cairn's Pool. Several human fishermen pursue trout from one shore while an avian fisherman pursues them from the other.
Date TakenOct 9, 2004
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
A whitetail deer pretends to be a moose, sticking its head underwater to graze on rich aquatic vegetation. From the Bois Brule River in Wisconsin.
A whitetail deer pretends to be a moose, sticking its head underwater to graze on rich aquatic vegetation.
Date TakenJul 27, 2004
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
I spotted this moose calf resting in the snow across the road from the river I was photographing in Alaska in late February. From Chena Hot Springs Road in Alaska.
I spotted this moose calf resting in the snow across the road from the river I was photographing in Alaska in late February.
StateAlaska
Date TakenFeb 20, 2006
Date AddedApr 15, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
Two dear make tracks across a frozen trout stream in the deep snows of early February not far from Lake Superior.  I had hoped to sample nymphs in the stream (which later turned out to be quite fertile) but it wasn't open. From the East Fork of the Iron River in Wisconsin.
Two dear make tracks across a frozen trout stream in the deep snows of early February not far from Lake Superior. I had hoped to sample nymphs in the stream (which later turned out to be quite fertile) but it wasn't open.
Date TakenFeb 5, 2004
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
Several whitetail deer cross the river in front of me in the middle of winter. From the Namekagon River in Wisconsin.
Several whitetail deer cross the river in front of me in the middle of winter.
Date TakenMar 20, 2004
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
A Canada goose and gosling poke their heads out of the grass along a trout stream. From the Bois Brule River in Wisconsin.
A Canada goose and gosling poke their heads out of the grass along a trout stream.
Date TakenJun 9, 2005
Date AddedFeb 8, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
A great blue heron flaunts his contraband spey hackle. From the Beaverkill River in New York.
A great blue heron flaunts his contraband spey hackle.
Date TakenOct 9, 2004
Date AddedJan 18, 2006
AuthorTroutnut

High upon a signpost rearing, down upon pedestrians jeering, 
Squawking rather nasty things not heard from any bird before;
Parking regulations broken, yet the bird paid not a token,
And the bird was so outspoken, taunting watchers at its fore,
Taunting that it need not pay the fee that we abhor.
This it laughed, and then it soared. From University of Alaska Fairbanks in Alaska.

High upon a signpost rearing, down upon pedestrians jeering,
Squawking rather nasty things not heard from any bird before;
Parking regulations broken, yet the bird paid not a token,
And the bird was so outspoken, taunting watchers at its fore,
Taunting that it need not pay the fee that we abhor.
This it laughed, and then it soared.
StateAlaska
Date TakenMar 27, 2012
Date AddedMar 28, 2012
AuthorTroutnut
CameraiPhone 4
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