File this under things you won’t see every day. Rick Kimble, a photographer and frequent visitor to San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge, caught a red fox and a gray fox vying for dominance. “I heard these two before I saw them. They were so distracted I got right up on them. When they heard the shutter they were off in a flash. I doubt I’ll ever get another chance like that.”
We have posted a lot of photos from the west lately, so how about one from the east? Here is the Assateague Lighthouse with a beautiful night sky behind it in Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia.
Photo: Darren Barnes
This Great Horned Owl has found a great place to nest in a Saguaro in Saguaro National Park.
Photo: Drew Jackson
Happy first day of spring everyone! We can’t think of a better way to celebrate than this cute photo from the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Complex in California.
Hundreds of Bald Eagles make the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge their home during winter months. The eagles congregate near open water snatching fish with their talons and soaring to to the treetops to eat their prey.
Pastel Sunrise Overlook of Upper Beaver Meadows, Rocky Mountain National Park, Dec. 25, 2012
Photo: VIP Hahn
Seney National Wildlife Refuge in Michigan was established in 1935 for the protection and production of migratory birds and other wildlife. Today the Refuge is comprised of a rich mosaic of marshes, swamps, bogs, grasslands, and forests. Nearly two-thirds of the Refuge is classified as wetland. And it’s clearly a beautiful place with a fresh coat of snow.
Photo: Craig Pierzchanlski
Dennis Davenport’s photo of a great horned owlet from Ridgefield National WIldlife Refuge in Washington was a finalist in the National Wildlife Refuge Association’s 2012 photo contest. See more amazing finalist photos here.
A black bear takes a nap in Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
Photo: Charlie Choc