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Tail slapping at Wild Rose

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A couple of weeks ago I spent the morning at the Wild Rose ponds in West Bragg.  I watched this beaver swimming on the far side of the pond for several minutes before turning away to watch the sunrise.  I realized she had kept coming my way when I heard the first tail slap on the water.  She was about 15 metres away and had set a course parallel to me and the shoreline.  I took this photograph of her as she raised her tail for another slap.  She wasn’t too happy with my presence so I moved along after one more slap.

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10 responses

  1. Beautiful, perfect timing! great shot!

    September 14, 2016 at 8:06 pm

  2. I love the spray behind – you can see each droplet of water, incredible!

    September 11, 2016 at 5:19 am

  3. perfect timing! great shot!

    September 9, 2016 at 3:45 am

  4. awesome click

    September 8, 2016 at 10:24 pm

  5. Beautiful

    September 7, 2016 at 1:01 pm

  6. azureesoleil

    Reblogged this on BLUE SUN and commented:
    I always find Christopher Martin’s photographs exceptionally beautiful. For me, spending time in nature is therapeutic. Through the eyes of the photographer, this image and description of a morning on Wild Rose pond — watching a beaver tail slapping protecting its home — lets me experience a little slice of nature’s awesomeness and enjoy some of its therapeutic benefit as well.

    September 7, 2016 at 8:09 am

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  8. What a fantastic shot! All the time I spend outdoors in the wild, and I’ve never seen that! Amazing!

    September 7, 2016 at 7:55 am

  9. Reblogged this on O LADO ESCURO DA LUA.

    September 7, 2016 at 7:25 am

  10. Beautiful, I love the perfect shot of the stop action

    September 7, 2016 at 7:21 am

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