Saturday, September 05, 2009

Muskrat Morning


An early visit to a local wetland this morning proved fruitful. Shortly after arriving a muskrat swam from its underwater den entrance to a spot where the water was very shallow and began eating.


The click of the shutter concerned the muskrat who fled after only a very few photographs.

These images were shot on ISO 1600 in the dim pre-dawn light.

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19 comments:

jabblog said...

It looks as though it's engaging in conversation with you - friendly in the first photo, confrontational in the second (I know - anthropomorphism ;-))

photowannabe said...

Wonderful wildlife capture. You are so fortunate to see this type of thing right near your home.

Rocky Mountain Retreat said...

A sweet little fella just taking a few moments out of the water and you were there to get the shots no matter how few there were... I'm never fortunate to get the muskrat but swimming barely above the surface.

Tricia said...

he looks so sweet w/ his paws curled like that just sittin there! Gorgeous shots

Jedediah said...

He's adorable. I really like his reflection in the first picture.

Carolyn Ford said...

I also like the reflection in the first photo! These critters are something we don't see around southern California. The photos are a treat!

Chris said...

Hi Coy,
Wow what a nice cute animal you got there... The shots are beautiful, I love the last one!

Carla said...

Wow! Great shot:)

Norm said...

how cute, good shot...

imac said...

Great shots and good work Coy.

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Nice "varmit" ;)

Cezar and Léia said...

Cute little friend!
Happy Camera critters!
purrs
Luna

Larry D said...

Excellent pose for this little guy!

troutbirder said...

First time visitor. Wonderful nature photography. I loved it!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

I love their cute faces! Great captures.

Montanagirl said...

Nice job! He's pretty cute.

Anna said...

Ohhhh that is so sweet. Anna :)

HANNIBAL said...

Perfect crop!

Misty Dawn said...

Hey Coy - you can come visit me ANYTIME - our pond in our backyard is loaded with muskrat... not good for the pond, but they sure are cute!