"A Sand County Almanac"

"THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT WILD THINGS AND SOME WHO CANNOT."
"FOR US IN THE MINORITY THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE GEESE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TELEVISION.".....Aldo Leopold




"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


Sunday, August 12, 2012

Bending Over UPWARDS...

While watching my local beaver family I captured this series of photographs depicting their behavior...

In the first photo a beaver seems to  be eyeing foliage suspended just out of reach above its head...


Swimming under the branches the beaver is arching its back so much that the tail is erect and visible while it reaches with its forefeet for the succulent leaves...

                

They remain just out of reach...



Finally, she musters her strength for a Herculean effort...


Which finally paid off with the object of her desire...


The results of this type of feeding behavior produced something I never would have expected, a browse line as evident as those created by deer in overpopulated forests...



There is always something new to learn in the natural world, and I am glad that I could share the view through my camera with  you.








1 comment:

  1. Hello Steve
    Very great pictures, i like them all.
    Greetings Bets

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