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Nervous Cow Elk, Yellowstone National Park

As I was driving from Mammoth to Tower shortly after sunrise one morning I spotted this lone cow elk looking at me.  She seemed very nervous.  She looks like she may be pregnant and I assume she was close to … Continue reading

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Tule Elk Cows and Calves

Elk calving has been going on for a while at Point Reyes.  This photo was taken on April 28.  Mothers keep their calves hidden for the first two weeks or so because it is the best protection from predators.  By … Continue reading

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Northern Harrier Asks: “Are you finished?” Pt. Reyes National Seashore

This male northern harrier looks like he’s getting fed up with something — maybe me.  Birds seem to look that way sometimes.  It reminds me of the mad duck image I posted here.   Maybe it’s more like:  “Oh no, not … Continue reading

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Coyote in Gopherville

This coyote was photographed hunting gophers on ranch land in Point Reyes National Seashore.  The ranch lands provide good habitat for gophers.  A healthy population of gophers (and other rodents) means a good food supply for predators that feed on … Continue reading

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Bobcat Hunting Gophers

This bobcat was hunting gophers.  Gophers are plentiful at Point Reyes, at least in the agricultural areas.  They are an important food source for coyotes, bobcats, badgers and other predators at the Seashore.  If this bobcat could talk he would … Continue reading

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