"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


Monday, March 20, 2017

MINK ARE ON THE PROWL...



The mating season for mink is going on right now.  If one wants to see, or photograph, these interesting animals this is probably the best window of opportunity.  I like to park where I can observe a creek or pond and wait quietly...


It is crucial to determine the correct exposure before the mink is in view because they often move quickly in their search for food or a mate.  In the next photo, a male is pursuing a female seeking to mate with her...



One must remain attentive, constantly watching for the quiet arrival of these beautiful creatures...



This is a good time to turn off telephones and other electronic devices so as not to be distracted when the critical moment arrives.  Mink scent mark their territory by rubbing oil secreting glands in their head on hard surfaces...





Being fantastic swimmers, mink are often seen in the water...


Their dense, water-proof fur makes them impervious to cold temperatures, snow or ice...


Thanks for visiting, be well, and come back soon.


5 comments:

  1. Excellent photos of mink. Of all the mink I see, I probably get decent photos of less than ten percent -- even when they respond to a squeak, they're just too darn fast.

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    1. Thanks, Woody. I spend many hours waiting for them to come along...often for nothing.

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  2. These are fantastic captures,you have an excellent blog,full with delights.
    John.

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  3. Thank you, John. I am fortunate to be able to spend time in a natural setting watching and waiting.

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  4. Beautiful photos, Steve! Thank you so much for sharing, and warm greetings from Montreal, Canada.

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