January 23, 2016

Flash of White

Photograph by Cindy Herzog, National Geographic Your Shot

A blurry flash caught Your Shot member Cindy Herzog’s eye as she and her husband drove along Montana’s Ennis Lake. “I had to investigate,” she writes. That flash turned out to be a white short-tailed weasel, also known as a stoat, identifiable by its black-tipped tail. “I realized what I was looking at so I started to whistle,” says Herzog. “The weasel darted in and out, over and under the log, stopping only for a few seconds to listen.”

Herzog’s shot was recently featured in the Daily Dozen.

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19 comments
saibal bhowmick
saibal bhowmick

exquisite location and gr8 shot.

cud hv been more interesting if the full length shadow of the weasel been captured.

R. C.
R. C.

When u searching for the squad in the club 

M. Pal
M. Pal

Cute ! The weasel looks as if made out of snow !

KATIA M.
KATIA M.

Beautiful! I love animals! But I have a question: I'm a new member, so, how can I add this photo to my favorites?

Lori Meyers
Lori Meyers

@KATIA M. Hi Katia, and welcome!  You can go to the Your Shot link under the photography tab.  Type the photographers name into the search window and that photo, as well as other photos by the photographer will appear.  You can add the photo to your favorites there.

Suzanne Barnes
Suzanne Barnes

Beautiful shot-- arrested motion, all the lovely contrasts, the intensity of the winter weasle's expression..... just perfect.  I have five pet ferrets and I recognize that look of immense, consuming curiosity.

Chris B.
Chris B.

That is one endearing stoat! And nice detail in the texture of the snow and the play of shadows.

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