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Trail-Camera shots #2

Trail-Camera shots #2

Marty’s photo of the day #3309: My motion-sensing trail-camera only takes mediocre pictures. So while one seldom qualifies for a photo of the day, I think four at once does. Yesterday and today I’m featuring sets of four pictures from that camera. These were all taken during the past two weeks, on our side property, […]

Trail-Camera shots #1

Trail-Camera shots #1

Marty’s photo of the day #3308: My motion-sensing trail-camera only takes mediocre pictures. So while one seldom qualifies for a photo of the day, I think four at once does. Today and tomorrow I’m going to feature sets of four pictures from that camera. These were all taken during the past two weeks, on our […]

Wild Turkeys

Wild Turkeys

Marty’s photo of the day #2663: Yesterday I posted a photo of a herd of elk passing by my motion-sensing camera, and today I’m posting some wild turkeys. But what I really want to capture is our local peacock (who is very shy) and the momma bear and her cub. I know that the peacock […]

An elk-line

An elk-line

Marty’s photo of the day #2662: Yesterday, at 9:00 a.m., we had at least ten elk pass within two hundred feet of our house. That’s not unusual, but it’s always a surprise when it happens without humans or dogs knowing about it. This shot is the first in a sequence of five photos of elk, […]

Momma flying squirrel

Momma flying squirrel

Marty’s photo of the day #2208: My home office has big windows, with a beautiful view of the mountains and the forest below. Two weeks ago, I happened to look out just in time to see a flying squirrel go by, with a gray squirrel in hot pursuit. The flying squirrel landed at the base […]

Backyard Elk

Backyard Elk

Marty’s photo of the day #2203: This elk walked by the motion-sensing camera in my backyard earlier this week.

A vulture’s wingspan

A vulture’s wingspan

Marty’s photo of the day #2187: Yesterday I posted a photo and story about the six turkey vultures that are cleaning up a deer behind my house. Today I have a solo shot for you. Turkey vultures have wingspans up to six feet wide. This photo from my motion-sensing camera really shows off that wingspan, […]

The vultures get you in the end

The vultures get you in the end

Marty’s photo of the day #2186: Back on March 11 and March 12, I posted two photos from my motion-sensing camera: one of a coyote, and one of a fox. Both were checking out a dead deer that was two hundred feet below my house. I thought for sure that I would soon get photos […]

Fox and deer

Fox and deer

Marty’s photo of the day #2123: As mentioned yesterday, Deb and I were out hiking in our backyard (we have a very big backyard), when I found a dead deer. The deer was frozen solid, so I moved it to an open spot in the forest and set up my motion-sensing camera. Initially the action […]

Coyote and deer

Coyote and deer

Marty’s photo of the day #2122: I think I’m going to have some impressive, albeit gross, photos to show you over the next few weeks. About a month ago, Deb and I were out hiking in our backyard (we have a very big backyard), when I found a dead deer that I’m pretty sure a […]

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