A parent bald eagle "encourages" its reluctant juvenile
to fly by colliding into and forcing it off the branch. The juvenile protests loudly as it becomes airborne on Lake Umbagog,
Errol, New Hampshire.
A mute swan family (cobb, pen, cygnet) feed on the vegetation on the
bottom of a pond by wallowing and stiring up the bottom with their feet and body in the early morning mist. Henry's pond,
Pebble beach, Rockport, Massachusetts.
Wildlife images of Alaska taken during 2 trips or 28 days of photoshooting. Wildlife includes
grizzly bears, cubs, moose, caribou, eagles, otters, puffins, ptarmigan, lynx, wolf, polar bears and others. Photographs taken
in Denali National Park, Katmai National Park, Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge,
Kaktovik, Seward, Homer. This video can also be viewed in the Nature Photographer Magazine app on the iPad.
A grizzly bear manages to catch a salmon, tries to grab another one,
loses the first fish, and makes many attempts to catch the fish jumping around him. He is having a bad day at the Brooks falls
in Katmai National Park, Alaska.
The four gray wolf pups of the Lamar Canyon pack
enjoy some playful jumping and romping as the pack is lead by the legendary 06 female to the valley beyond the Lamar. She
is the mother of the four pups. The pack includes two males for a total of seven wolves.
Wildebeest Crossing the Mara River
Hundreds of wildebeest gather on the cliff edge waiting for the first
one to descend and start the crossing of the Mara River in the Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya, Africa. This is just one amazing
event in the Great Wildebeest Migration.
For the story of the Great Wildebeest
Sandhill cranes arrive at sundown to roost in the ponds for the night.
The ponds provide protection against predators. After sunup they fly off to feed on the grains in the local fields. Bosque
del Apache, San Antonio, New Mexico.
Burrowing owls were at one time fairly common and widespread over western
North America. Populations have declined and in some cases have disappeared due to human encroachment on their habitat. They
are listed as endangered or threatened in a number of states and are endangered in Canada.
They do not dig their own burrows, but instead will “borrow” the vacated burrows created by prairie dogs
and squirrels for nesting. The elimination/reduction of prairie dogs can cause the populations of the burrowing owls to collapse,
further endangering them.
This burrowing owl is on alert for any threats to the nest.