Saturday, January 22, 2011

Camera Critters: Winter Wildlife

While many fellow bloggers report significant snowfall in their area, we have received little as of yet, but the temperatures have been extremely bitter during much of December and January.  Wildlife faces a bitter struggle to survive at this time of year, especially when there is a deep snow cover or food sources are covered in ice, but survival is difficult even without the snow and animals and birds feed and rest in areas that are exposed to the rays of the winter sun, and sheltered as much as possible from the brutal winds.

Whitetail Doe Pauses From Feeding To Check For Danger
Whitetail Buck Emerges To Feed In Meadow
Eastern Wild Turkey Gobblers Cross A Winter Meadow

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Originally posted at Pennsylvania Wildlife Photographer by Willard Hill

14 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful images.Those deer are so gorgeous.We have a lot of snow and recently bitter cold,the poor animals.
Ruth

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous pictures of the buck!

Jidhu Jose said...

super shots

Andy said...

Great photos. Reading your"About Me" you sure have a lot of equipment. Way to go!

Gary said...

Beautiful series of photos!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Jane said...

Wonderful images, lovely work:)

John S. Mead said...

Another fine job Willard! I especially like the first one with its sense of alertness!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Wonderful photographs of the deer and turkey. We have more than enough snow here in Warren. You are more than welcome to come and take some of it away!

Snap said...

wonderful shots, Willard ... simply beautiful!

Feral Female said...

Lovely images! Our wildlife is really struggling here lately. We are snowed in pretty deeply here in the NC part of PA.

Marci said...

As I stated about one of Coy's photos, I think winter is the most beautiful time of year, but I wish it wasn't so harsh on animals.
I'm thankful for kind people who feed animals that have to live outside.
Beautiful photos, Willard.

Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails said...

your doe looks like my little nutmeg. sweet expressions, and they are looking good so far. glad your turkeys are arounbd. mine left...i think it is due to the new coyotes. stay warm willard!

Gretchen said...

When it warms up, maybe we can go photo hunting together. I'm sure there is so much you could teach me about the art of photographing wildlife.

ladyfi said...

Fabulous. Leaves me stunned...