Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Wild

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Wild.

As someone who has been photographing wildlife for years I had difficulty finding a starting point.

So I decided to go with a selection of photos taken when I wasn’t necessarily expecting a wildlife encounter. When I was out for a sunrise or photographing landscapes for example.

A Striped Skunk that appeared while I was looking for spring migrants around Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Unexpected encounter.

Sitting on a bench at Dominion Lookout on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario imagine my surprise when this Red Fox came trotting along the shoreline. I later found out that it was a regular and well known by the locals.

Trotting Red Fox.

Coming home from photographing a sunrise I spotted these two Sandhill Cranes in a field on our side road.

Sandhill Cranes at sunrise.

A Racoon that wandered into the yard one afternoon. I was sitting on the deck having been shooting portraits earlier so had a portrait lens on the camera.

Portrait of a Racoon.

A Sanderling on autumn migration. I had gone down to the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada for the sunrise and found a small flock of half a dozen Sanderling on the shoreline.

Feeding juvenile Sanderling.

14 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Wild”

    1. Thanks Tina. I see a few Sandhill Cranes around this part of Ontario in the summers. Having lived in Saskatchewan I got used to seeing flocks numbering in the hundreds in the autumn when they were gathering up to head south for the winter.

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  1. I like the way you presented the photos for “Wild”
    By the time you got to the third photo — “coming home from” and you spotted – well I was right there on the photographic journey as it unfolded – how lucky to have had your lens all ready for the raccoon – oh and we saw a fox the other day (new homes going up) and ours looked similar – skinny and long legs and gorgeous warm tones

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