Monday, February 19, 2018

Pine Marten and Peanut Butter

Everyone loves peanut butter! I'm sure pine martens prefer a hot lunch but will settle for this when MacDonald's is closed. This was the highlight of my second trip this year to Sax Zim Bog.  The red pail handle is an indication of the chaotic feed placement at this location.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

A little backyard fun

You can't win with squirrels at the feeder so why not just enjoy them? This activity was recorded over several days so I could capture the decisive moment with the squirrel jumping onto the feeder. It was easy recording it jumping off, all I had to do was open the door.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Waiting for a handout

I made my yearly visit to Memorial Park in Shakopee yesterday. These swans clearly knew what to expect when I sat down. There was not much activity so I played with the GoPro to get this shot.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Gentle giants

Once of my most memorable animal encounters was a morning stop watching a herd of elephants. These aristocratic animals have a dignity and intelligence that soon becomes obvious when spending just a short time with them. To learn more about them I would suggest watching Bob Poole Films on Vimeo. It is also intimidating to have one check you out in an open Range Rover.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Remembering Rain

Tucked inside a warm house with a blizzard raging outside is a good time to look back at some of last year's footage and try something new.  I did my first Instagram story, nothing fancy, and also found this wet cheetah from Kenya. Hope you are enjoying a real winter storm, the real fun begins tomorrow after I get the snowblower started.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Mule Deer Action

Visiting Badlands National Park to watch the mule deer rut is becoming a yearly event. Most of the behavior is bucks chasing does but occasionally things get real interesting. After watching a small herd for quite awhile I noticed the does had their attention directed to something behind the butte. Eventually I saw what the were watching. The following minute of action took place over about an hour in real time.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Slow Motion at the Feeder

It was a cold, dark day with lots of brown birds at the feeder, a perfect time to play with slow motion.  Black and white was used to reflect the mood. Only the birds seemed to have energy in the weather.

Technical: The video is slowed to 1/4 normal speed with occasional reduction to 10% of normal speed.