Wednesday, March 23, 2011

American Mink

What incredible luck to get a nice photograph of an American mink. I was positioned near a creek bank hoping to get photos of ducks descending into the creek. I spotted the mink when he climbed to the top of the bank about 20 yards away from me. He was in shade until he reached this spot about 10 yards away and stopped briefly to look back. I took this one photo and he was in motion again. I got one more image before he disappeared over the edge.
This section of creek is not far from civilization and the bank has been reinforced to prevent erosion. The mink is standing on stones that are held in place with a wire cage. The creek behind the mink and the far bank are both in deep shade, which is why the background is so dark.

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