July 27, 2013

Beaver, Vancouver

Photograph by Paul Colangelo

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

A North American beaver (Castor canadensis) waterproofs its fur by combing through it with its claws, spreading natural oils. Vancouver's urban Stanley Park is home to Beaver Lake, a small body of water that supports waterfowl, fish, and its eponymous mammals.


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13 comments
Danilo Lima
Danilo Lima

He is Fat but swim better than a dolphin.

Shannon T
Shannon T

He looks like he's been caught doing something naughty.

mark Reininga
mark Reininga

how do I set it up for automatic different pix daily?

mark Reininga
mark Reininga

how do I set it up for automatic different pix daily?

Susan P.
Susan P.

This fellow looks like a happy old Buddha in a fur coat... nice shot.

Jono Lloyd
Jono Lloyd

Whenever there is a beaver at Stanley park's beaver lake photographers go nuts.  photographers (I assume amateurs) destroy vegetation and wildlife, wade in to the water, and even launch small boats into the shallow lake- all to get 'their best shot'.  Its a little obsessive and abusive to Vancouver's wildlife at times. 

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