Time to change pace a bit from all these fall colours I've been showing lately. This is an image from an absolutely remarkable encounter I had this past summer with a wild black-footed ferret on the Canadian Prairies.
|A wild black-footed ferret in southern Saskatchewan, Canada
Ferrets are usually nocturnal, and they were only reintroduced back into Canada in September 2009 after an 80-year absence. So needless to say, I was stunned to see one wandering around one morning in a prairie dog town on private property near Grasslands National Park.
For three hours I got to photograph this amazing creature, one of just 14 or 15 in existence in Canada. It was easily one of the most memorable wildlife photography encounters I have ever had, and will likely be a big part of a few of my upcoming books and speaker series talks.
Labels: black-footed ferret photography, photo of the day, prairie wildlife photography