I previously worked as a news and sports photographer. Recently I have been enjoying wildlife photography. My approach toward bird photos is similar to sports photography. I attempt to capture mostly action and hopefully a unique perspective.
This American Mink from awhile back paused for a moment to enjoy the warm sun on it’s face and then scampered off to continue along with his day…
This is beautiful Phil, the light is very nice.
Thanks very much Jan I’m glad you like it.
Such a quick moment you captured!
I believe he was purposely giving me his “I’m so cute” pose. 🙂
Don’t most chicks?
Oh maybe *sometimes*… 🙂
What a flipping cutie! I want one.
Oh he is off the charts cute! I want one too! But you know how that goes… it starts with just one and next thing you know… 😯
Yeah but just think. You could be The Crazy Mink Lady! Sounds classy.
That does have a snazzy ring to it. I accept the challenge.
Yep, they are adorable and delightful to think about in the wild. Not sure it’s a good idea to have one as a pet, though. With their sharp teeth, strong bite and aggressive temperament, they’re quite dangerous. There’s a guy in Utah who has several pet minks and goes hunting with them. He really has to go out of his way to be able to pet them. See https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pet-Mink/56943506597
There is only one serious flaw with this photo – I didn’t take it. Fantastic shot..
Well I appreciate that very much, thanks. I would say I was attempting to copy your technique with mammals but I have no chance there.
Meant to be nasty creatures aren’t they? But you could say that about most of us … Bit of a poser mind! I like the light too, shows him off beautifully and the plant to the right looks so ethereal
I know they have sharp teeth so I wouldn’t want one very mad at me. But that could be said about most birds, animals, and people as you say. I have heard that they can really do a job on a pond full of fish so people living on ponds sometimes don’t like the mink if they like the fish. But so it goes in nature I suppose.
Thanks for looking.
E’ bellissima Phil, che dolce animaletto 🙂
He is a cute little guy!
Grazie Pat! 🙂
A very great photo, wonderful light!
I appreciate the kind words, thanks!
Thanks for checking it out Cary.
I love him. The lighting and the complimentary fronds of that bush are so nice! He is super cute and lovable!
Totally super cute and loveable! I’m so happy you enjoyed this photo of our cute little friend!
You posed him just right. Mr A and the birds might get jealous!
Mr. A might get hungry if he spotted this little guy. 😯
Mr. A probably wouldn’t mess with him, and if he did, he might be in for a nasty surprise. Never underestimate the weasel family.
Love the photo for it’s technical quality, but the subject you chose is really sweat.
Well I appreciate that very much Charlie thank you.
I never knew there were wild minks at the park! Was he out at the jetty again?
They used to often be seen running around along the marsh but now mostly only by the jetty.
Such a little poser! Beautiful light and great composition, Phil!
Thanks a million Maggie, I’ very glad you liked the little mink!
Ohhh, he’s so adorable – you must give him a name :).
Oh he’s plenty adorable all right, we just have to hope he doesn’t get too frisky and decide to give Mr. Alligator a little nip on the nose. 😯
WONDERFUL picture, I enjoy you pictures…
WONDERFUL picture, I enjoy your pictures…
Thanks very much Deborah, I appreciate you looking and commenting!
It’s a beautiful photo. Loved the composition.
I am very happy you enjoyed seeing our little mink friend, thank you.
Lovely photo Phil. Sadly they have been very destructive in Britain but they do look good in their natural habitat.
They do look much better in their natural habitat then they do draped around a person’s neck.
Thanks Andrew, I’m glad you liked this mink photo.
A pretty little face for sure. He’s a natural-born photographic model. 🙂
He really is a natural, sometimes it’s almost as if he is enjoying the attention. Just like Mr. A! 😛 🙂
OMG he’s so cute. Great capture Phil.
He really is a cutie for sure Edith! Thanks for checking it out!
Wonderful picture, and so cute animal.
Thanks a bunch Sophie and you are right, this little mink is quite the cutie!
I never see them around here, what a treat. What a pose too.
A real treat for us to see one here, and you gotta love the super cute pose. 🙂
He’s absolutely cute, that’s for sure. But the photo, Phil, is a treasure! The composition, the light, the sharpness,.. A masterpiece !
Oh wow I really appreciate your very kind comments, thanks so much!
Awww! How adorable. Reminds me of the ferrets, Kodo and Podo, from Beastmaster. Loved those little guys.
He is a super cute little guy for sure! Thanks for checking out the photo and glad you liked our mink friend!
Such a beautiful Mink, Fur coats should be banned, these animals are precious alive.
Such a cutie.
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