Wildlife Pictures, Page 2
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.
My dad held the canoe in place while I snapped a picture of this immature bald eagle perched in a pine over the river on an August evening. It probably caught more fish than we did.
A couple Canada geese take off from the scenic but nasty, swampy, and apparently troutless headwaters of a small, beaver-ravaged stream.
A beaver swims around the swampy corpse of a trout stream his species destroyed, with a little help from ours.
This is a common sight on the large Catskill rivers in early May, a mother goose guarding her nest. They like to nest on midstream islands where anglers are prone to walk from one fishing spot to another, and they do not back down. This one was hissing at me and I didn't want to get any closer.
Date AddedJun 5, 2007
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi
A large caribou walks through the bed of a glacial river in Denali National Park.
I found this big snapping turtle crossing the road next to the headwaters of a tiny brook trout stream I've never fished.
This muskrat swam around me for a while as I fished a caddisfly hatch.
Canada goose returning to Fairbanks at Creamer's Field
In this "close up" of a grizzly bear laying down on an alpine hillside in Denali National Park, you can almost tell it's a bear.
This is the first grizzly bear I've seen. It's in Denali National Park. People with long-range binoculars, plus the view through a couple spotting scopes the park installed at this stop, verified that the little light spot my arrow is pointing to is, in fact, a grizzly bear. This is the closest view I got.