Happy 2014! It's hard to believe a new year is already up on us. I was lucky enough to have many great moments with wildlife in 2013, and I have shared so few of those encounters. As I look forward to 2014, I have decided it is time to post more photos.
When I first started this blog, I thought I would post of my excursions regularly. And I started with that idea. But then I began to worry about the animals I was photographing. I had a few experiences where one charismatic creature was the focus of many photographers, and I began to feel increasingly uncomfortable contributing to those moments. So, for the most part, I will not reveal the location of my wildlife encounters, and I would appreciate it if others do not try to figure out where I saw these animals.
As I have spent more time out looking for animals, I have tried to develop my skills at noticing animal signs and also my patience and respect for the animals I am lucky enough to see. There are many, many days when I do not see any of the animals I am hoping to. But there are also the magical days when I see something amazing. Hope you enjoy viewing photos from some of those encounters.
Here are some more photos from a very lucky day when I saw a Long Tailed Weasel. This was only the second time I had seen one. My first sighting was so quick that I did not capture a single shot.