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.”
Happy Mother’s Day everyone! We can’t think of a better photo to share today than this grizzly and her cub spending time together in Katmai National Park in Alaska.
Photo: Andrew Sentipal
It’s not every day you get a close up look at a black bear and it’s meal. This excellent photo was taken by Bert Van Mackelenberg in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Alaska.
Sometimes a photo just screams “wow.” Here a Humpback Whale shows us how to be the center of attention in Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska.
Photo: Ashley Lindley
Rush hour traffic takes on a whole new meaning at Yellowstone National Park.
Photo: National Park Service
An amazing scene played out last week, just before dusk at Wyoming’s National Elk Refuge.
In a spectacular standoff that lasted for more than an hour, five coyotes cornered two juvenile mountain lions, who took up refuge high on a buck and rail fence.
We are happy to report that both mountain lions were spotted on Saturday, seemingly unharmed.
Check out all of the images on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Mountain Prairie Region flickr account!
Photo: Lori Iverson, USFWS
Gravity is totally overrated. A fine example of the amazing agility of bighorn sheep, which are widely distributed throughout most of the Mountain-Prairie Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Photo: Ann Hough
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that the Buffalo Zoo, in Buffalo, New York is the planned destination, for the near future, for an orphaned polar bear cub found near Point Lay, Alaska, on March 12. The three-to-four month-old male, named Kali (pronounced cully - the Inupiat name for Point Lay), is currently receiving care at the Alaska Zoo but is expected to be safely transported to the Buffalo Zoo sometime this spring, pending final approvals and the health of the cub.
Kali will be introduced to the Buffalo Zoo’s female polar bear cub, born on November 27, 2012. She is being hand-raised by the Zoo’s veterinary and keeper staff due to inadequate care by the cub’s mother, Anana. The orphaned cub’s planned journey from Point Lay to Buffalo is the product of collaboration among the Alaska Zoo, the Buffalo Zoo, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the AZA’s Polar Bear Species Survival Plan® management group.
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This image of an uncollared female panther mov-ing her three kittens to another den could be one of the first times anyone has captured a photo of a panther moving her kittens between den sites.
Photo: the trail camera at Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge in Naples, FL. www.fws.gov/floridapanther/
This Great Horned Owl has found a great place to nest in a Saguaro in Saguaro National Park.
Photo: Drew Jackson