February 26, 2015

February 26, 2015

Winter Lodgings

Photograph by John Warner, National Geographic Your Shot

A solitary beaver pauses at dawn on its way home from a night of chewing off tree branches, newly within reach under the weight of freshly fallen snow. Your Shot member John Warner explains that the beaver, a mate, and two kits appeared late in the fall on Montana’s Lake Elmo and hastily built a lodge before the winter freeze.

Warner’s picture recently appeared in the Your Shot assignment First Light.

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14 comments
alex tsban
alex tsban

Such an misunderstood mammal,so important to the waterways and the wildlife they support,great picture John Warner.


Craig Leigh
Craig Leigh

Silently this click tells a story even without John's caption  The beaver at first glance from his posture appears cold.  He is not of course.  He is a beaver.  It is because of the marvelous capture of his frigid surroundings which give that feeling.  Great click. 

Tom Gilmore
Tom Gilmore

This little critter even seems to have a shivering cold expression on his profile similar to what many Northerners might have this winter. Great shot and cool blue temperature color!

John Z
John Z

Warmth in the image, in a very cold setting. Well done. 

Victor  Golden
Victor Golden

The beaver's reflection in the ice chilled water and the lovely blanket of snow and  mist that seems to me moving around,  creates  such magic... Thanks  John

Yolanda Patterson
Yolanda Patterson

Even in the dead of winter they are always working and it is a wonderful picture of a animal so many of us know so little about! 

Ratan Kumar
Ratan Kumar

Nature in all its beauty. Serene and far away from our spoilt cities.

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