Exuberance

Exuberance

We were treated to quite a show by this Male Hooded Merganser the other day and unfortunately for him we seemed more interested in his display than the female Hoodie he was courting. To begin with, he took on the other male in the pond in a typical Hooded Merganser head bobbing competition. He appeared to win that battle easily. Next he danced around his lady bobbing his head up and down and to our surprise would crook his neck sideways and belt out a little tune for her. The female hoodie would occasionally glance over his way, tuck her head back into her feathers and continue with her afternoon nap. He kept head bobbing and singing for quite some time and we got to witness quite a show but were left wondering was the female just playing hard to get, or was his show subpar?

 

For the next couple of weeks we will be posting some of our favorite posts from the past as we take a small respite from the digital world.

Hop on in.

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A little Sand Piper gives me a wink and motions me to join in their morning yoga class on the beach. Although balancing on one leg proved not too difficult I fell flat on my face trying to hop away on one leg like these characters did when a rogue wave came up the beach just a little too far.

 

For the next couple of weeks we will be posting some of our favorite posts from the past as we take a small respite from the digital world.

Ice Fishing

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We watched this Otter dry off on the ice and then quickly dive back into the water looking for fish on Yellowstone lake.

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Another successful day out on the ice for this Otter.

 

For the next couple of weeks we will be posting some of our favorite posts from the past as we take a small respite from the digital world.

Flow in the snow

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Hot water flowing through the snow on a frosty morning in Yellowstone NP. Photographed while xc-skiing skiing out to Biscuit Basin on a snowy winters day.

 

For the next couple of weeks we will be posting some of our favorite posts from the past as we take a small respite from the digital world.

Foggy and Frosty

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Rising in the east and obscured behind thick fog, the winter sun lights an old cottonwood tree covered in delicate hoar frost. Once the fog lifted it only took a couple of hours of sunlight to melt the frost away. Temporal, fractal art at is finest. Grand Teton National Park, WY.

 

For the next couple of weeks we will be posting some of our favorite posts from the past as we take a small respite from the digital world.