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1808_9085 Mink | by wild prairie man
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1808_9085 Mink

On my brief trip (11 shooting days) to the West Coast last summer, I wanted a mink almost as much as I wanted bears and eagles. Although we have wild mink in Saskatchewan, I've never had one in my viewfinder, and it had been years since my last close encounter in BC. On my final day, after a few near misses, one finally came out and posed for me. My window lasted all of five seconds - enough time to frame, focus, and bang off five or six frames. And then he/she darted away, and that was that.

 

Photographed on Vancouver Island, BC (Canada). Don't use this image on websites, blogs, or other media without explicit permission © 2018 James R. Page - all rights reserved.

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Taken on August 26, 2018