Trumpeter Swan and Racoon on Beaver Dam
#77860 Probably the most unlikely photo for this year. I caught a coon swimming toward a trumpeter swan on the Boxley Valley Mill Pond. A number of photos in this series.
Juvenile Wood Ducks, Boxley Mill Pond
#76,789 Juvenile wood ducks, Boxley Valley Mill Pond, Buffalo National River
#76432 I had the good fortune to run up on a mating pair of beaver in a farm pond. This one is the larger one. It sat on its butt and kind of picked and groomed and then gave me this shot. It is fat as a basketball.
Running Fawn, Boxley Valley
#76878 This little one would not fall in line. The deer behind him are heading for the trail and it just had too much energy to pack it in just yet.
#76,759 Just not sure about this one, but the animal looks exactly like a red wolf I saw online. Here in NW Arkansas once held a population of red wolf. They are considered deeply endangered,under 300 animals, so perhaps this picture matters. I have heard reports of red wolves from people I know, but this is the first one I saw. I was fortunate to get it's picture with a kind of snap shot out the window of our car. I have many frames, but all crops at 400mm. This was in Boxley Valley. It looks nothing like any coyote I have seen here, and I have seen many.
Beaver at Boxley Mill Pond
#75,669 I have been trying to catch this animal, or any beaver really, for at least two years. I have only seen them 4 times, and this time I was able to time his crossing of the Boxley Valley Mill Pond and catch him as he crawled over one of the beaver dams. Like most pictures down there, it was early morning and foggy. Not good picture taking weather at all, a better image is in the future.