Amongst the thorns of winter Color abides.
Your words are so true to nature. Thank you.
Muted stars glow
through winter’s fog
While one cold lonely hawk
conserves his strength
his next meal
Photography is by the very talented and beautiful Terri Martin at blondegirlphotography.wordpress.com. Please visit her site as she is a wonderful nature and wildlife photographer.
Words by The Bison in the Woods
I witnessed a Ritual sparring match: a dance. One bull approaches, nods his antlers in an invitation to spar, and if the other feels like sparring they engage. These two carefully put their antlers together, pushed, and turned their heads. I lost track of time watching them. Once eye contact was broken and one looked away his sparring partner stopped. The contest ended as gracefully as it started.
It was late November and breeding season was over – it was more of a contest testing dominance not a violent match.
I spent hours watching her at the Sequoia Park. ( I think she saw me too.) It was a very cold and damp morning in the park; not much light. I am happy with how my patience allowed me this experience with a red panda. The shot turned out better than expected given the weather.
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I was amazed at how this photograph captured the talons gripping power. Accipitrids, which include hawks and eagles, have two giant talons on their first and second toes. It was so exciting to watch this eagle hunt. I struggled with what I might witness if he did catch his prey yet I knew it would be awesome as it is nature’s design.
Out driving on a morning’s icy snow adventure: these two adorable little guys caught my attention. We had a moment…then he hid his face!
Either he was shy or warming his nose in his friend’s fur. ADORABLE
Second photo was edited to give a cool tone to capture the icy morning’s temperature. Which one do you prefer?