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Mystical winter trees and fog rising up from the Snake River.

Mystical winter trees and fog rising up from the Snake River.

A snowy owl hits the water in search of prey.

A snowy owl hits the water in search of prey.

A beautiful autumn scene at the Maroon Bells in Aspen Colorado.

A beautiful autumn scene at the Maroon Bells in Aspen Colorado.

A beautiful trumpeter swan stretches its wings on the Snake River in Wyoming.

A beautiful trumpeter swan stretches its wings on the Snake River in Wyoming.

Red fox in Teton Mountain Range Wyoming

Red fox in Teton Mountain Range Wyoming

A rare red wolf mysteriously appears from behind a tree.

A rare red wolf mysteriously appears from behind a tree.

A heart of ice in an ice cave at Jökulsárlón glacier Iceland

A heart of ice in an ice cave at Jökulsárlón glacier Iceland

Star trails over Echo Lake in New Hampshire

Star trails over Echo Lake in New Hampshire

A moose in a winter stream bed.

A moose in a winter stream bed.

Glacier ice at Diamond Beach in Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon Iceland.

Glacier ice at Diamond Beach in Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon Iceland.

A grey wolf howls in the winter and almost blows a tree over :-)

A grey wolf howls in the winter and almost blows a tree over :-)

The full moon rises behind Whaleback lighthouse in the Gulf of Maine.

The full moon rises behind Whaleback lighthouse in the Gulf of Maine.

A bobcat slinks through the snow in winter.

A bobcat slinks through the snow in winter.

A mountain lion hissing from a tree in the Rocky Mountains.

A mountain lion hissing from a tree in the Rocky Mountains.

A red fox on the rocks.

A red fox on the rocks.

A grizzly sow taking care of her three cubs.

A grizzly sow taking care of her three cubs.

An atlantic puffin flying back to it's nest.

An atlantic puffin flying back to it's nest.

A sandhill crane amongst snow geese at dawn.

A sandhill crane amongst snow geese at dawn.

A young wolf in a spring snowstorm.

A young wolf in a spring snowstorm.

A coyote defending it's territory and prey.

A coyote defending it's territory and prey.

A bighorn ram sheep on a cold morning in the Yellowstone River.

A bighorn ram sheep on a cold morning in the Yellowstone River.

A mystical stream during autumn in Acadia National Park.

A mystical stream during autumn in Acadia National Park.

Snow geese flying in the rain at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.

Snow geese flying in the rain at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.

A bald eagle comes in for a landing.

A bald eagle comes in for a landing.

A red fox scores a lake trout in the winter.

A red fox scores a lake trout in the winter.

Two river otters cuddling on a river bank in winter.

Two river otters cuddling on a river bank in winter.

A barred owl camouflaged in a winter birch tree.

A barred owl camouflaged in a winter birch tree.

A red fox sits patiently in Lamar Valley Yellowstone during winter.

A red fox sits patiently in Lamar Valley Yellowstone during winter.

Two bison in a winter snowstorm.

Two bison in a winter snowstorm.

A daisy flower with a dew drop and sunburst in the Rocky Mountains.

A daisy flower with a dew drop and sunburst in the Rocky Mountains.

A lone winter tree and blowing snow on ridge top in Rocky Mountains

A lone winter tree and blowing snow on ridge top in Rocky Mountains

A bald eagle flies a recently caught duck back to it's perch.

A bald eagle flies a recently caught duck back to it's perch.

Frosty winter trees in the Rocky Mountains.

Frosty winter trees in the Rocky Mountains.

A red tail hawk flies a snake into the nest.

A red tail hawk flies a snake into the nest.

Where's Waldo? A baby owlet peers from behind a tree.

Where's Waldo? A baby owlet peers from behind a tree.

A family of river otters pause to pay me a visit.

A family of river otters pause to pay me a visit.

A winter mountain goat with it's woolly winter coat.

A winter mountain goat with it's woolly winter coat.

A beautiful sunset at Montauk lighthouse on Long Island New York.

A beautiful sunset at Montauk lighthouse on Long Island New York.

A lightning storm over Casco Bay Maine.

A lightning storm over Casco Bay Maine.

A beautiful dawn with cyprus trees in lake Mattamuskeet North Carolina.

A beautiful dawn with cyprus trees in lake Mattamuskeet North Carolina.

A great horned owl and moon. The super moon sets perfectly behind Capitol Peak Colorado.

A great horned owl and moon. The super moon sets perfectly behind Capitol Peak Colorado.

A grizzly bear yearling shakes water after taking a dip in Teton National Park Wyoming.

A grizzly bear yearling shakes water after taking a dip in Teton National Park Wyoming.

A grizzly bear delicately plays with an eagle feather

A grizzly bear delicately plays with an eagle feather

Three grizzly bear cubs stand at attention on a log.

Three grizzly bear cubs stand at attention on a log.

The beautiful meandering Gibbon River at sunset.

The beautiful meandering Gibbon River at sunset.

A red fox pounces for a vole buried deep in the snow.

A red fox pounces for a vole buried deep in the snow.

A mountain lion sits patiently perched up in a tree.

A mountain lion sits patiently perched up in a tree.

A great grey owl with vole in its beak.

A great grey owl with vole in its beak.

Two bald eagles mating on a cold February morning on the Colorado River.

Two bald eagles mating on a cold February morning on the Colorado River.

A grizzly sow and her three cubs on Gibbon River.

A grizzly sow and her three cubs on Gibbon River.

Two bald eagles soak in a spectacular rainbow at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.

Two bald eagles soak in a spectacular rainbow at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.

An atlantic puffin brings fish back to the nest to feed its young.

An atlantic puffin brings fish back to the nest to feed its young.

Frozen berries on a winter tree.

Frozen berries on a winter tree.

The sun rises behind Whaleback lighthouse in the Gulf of Maine.

The sun rises behind Whaleback lighthouse in the Gulf of Maine.

A snowy owl perched in a meadow at sunset.

A snowy owl perched in a meadow at sunset.

A bighorn ram sheep in the deep winter snow.

A bighorn ram sheep in the deep winter snow.

A bobcat prowling through the winter snow.

A bobcat prowling through the winter snow.

A beautiful sunrise at Lake Mattamuskeet in North Carolina.

A beautiful sunrise at Lake Mattamuskeet in North Carolina.

A bluebird baby waits to get feed with its beak open.

A bluebird baby waits to get feed with its beak open.

A beautiful grey wolf in the snow. Alfa female of Canyon pack.

A beautiful grey wolf in the snow. Alfa female of Canyon pack.

A bighorn ram nudges up against a younger ram.

A bighorn ram nudges up against a younger ram.

Two immature bald eagles fighting mid air over nest.

Two immature bald eagles fighting mid air over nest.

A large bighorn ram poses with Electric Mountain in the background.

A large bighorn ram poses with Electric Mountain in the background.

A coyote and immature bald eagle fight over a dead carcass.

A coyote and immature bald eagle fight over a dead carcass.

Two bighorn rams in a territory dispute during the rutting season.

Two bighorn rams in a territory dispute during the rutting season.

A golden eagle takes off from its perch.

A golden eagle takes off from its perch.

A red fox hides behind a small snowbank.

A red fox hides behind a small snowbank.

Wood ducks battle over territory and mates on a log.

Wood ducks battle over territory and mates on a log.

A beautiful sunrise on Lake Mattamuskeet North Carolina.

A beautiful sunrise on Lake Mattamuskeet North Carolina.

Two grizzly cubs pause to look back.

Two grizzly cubs pause to look back.

A beautiful sunset at Oxbow Bend in Teton National Park.

A beautiful sunset at Oxbow Bend in Teton National Park.

A snowy owl flies nesting material back to it's nest.

A snowy owl flies nesting material back to it's nest.

Two coyotes bring down a bighorn ram sheep.

Two coyotes bring down a bighorn ram sheep.

A wood duck takes off from the water.

A wood duck takes off from the water.

Horses on a misty cold winter day near the Colorado River.

Horses on a misty cold winter day near the Colorado River.

Dew drops and daisy flowers in the garden.

Dew drops and daisy flowers in the garden.

Tundra swans coming in for a landing on the water.

Tundra swans coming in for a landing on the water.

A spectacular sunrise on Lake Mattamuskeet in North Carolina.

A spectacular sunrise on Lake Mattamuskeet in North Carolina.

A grizzly bear and her cub stand at attention.

A grizzly bear and her cub stand at attention.

A golden eagle comes for a landing on its perch.

A golden eagle comes for a landing on its perch.

Why did the black wolf cross the road? To get to the other side :-)

Why did the black wolf cross the road? To get to the other side :-)

A bobcat pauses to look back behind a snowbank in winter.

A bobcat pauses to look back behind a snowbank in winter.

A grizzly bear boar in Teton National Park.

A grizzly bear boar in Teton National Park.

A pack of grey wolves appear over a ridge line in the Rocky Mountains.

A pack of grey wolves appear over a ridge line in the Rocky Mountains.

A full moon rises over a ridge line.

A full moon rises over a ridge line.

A black bear cub walking through a meadow.

A black bear cub walking through a meadow.

A coyote chases a golden eagle off its prey.

A coyote chases a golden eagle off its prey.

A mountain goat and her kid snuggle in the Beartooth Mountain Range.

A mountain goat and her kid snuggle in the Beartooth Mountain Range.

A great horned owl flies food back to the nest.

A great horned owl flies food back to the nest.

A coyote catches moths for dinner.

A coyote catches moths for dinner.

Baby european starlings patiently wait for food in their nest.

Baby european starlings patiently wait for food in their nest.

A snowy owl hunkers down out of the wind.

A snowy owl hunkers down out of the wind.

A cedar waxwing grabs ripe berries from a tree.

A cedar waxwing grabs ripe berries from a tree.

A mountain goat kid peers over a snowbank in winter.

A mountain goat kid peers over a snowbank in winter.

A black wolf sneaking through a meadow.

A black wolf sneaking through a meadow.

First time a tufted puffin has been sighted on the Atlantic Coast in almost 200 years.

First time a tufted puffin has been sighted on the Atlantic Coast in almost 200 years.

I was lucky to be here on this day. A tufted puffin hasn't been seen on the Atlantic Coast since 1835, almost 200 years. Climate change?

A barrow's goldeneye duck runs across the water.

A barrow's goldeneye duck runs across the water.

A hummingbird gets nectar from a honey suckle.

A hummingbird gets nectar from a honey suckle.

Two twin mule deer fawns with their mother in a meadow.

Two twin mule deer fawns with their mother in a meadow.

Two whitetail bucks battle it out in a meadow.

Two whitetail bucks battle it out in a meadow.

A grizzly bear boar stands on its hind legs on alert.

A grizzly bear boar stands on its hind legs on alert.

A bald eagle and its eaglet sitting in the nest on the Colorado River.

A bald eagle and its eaglet sitting in the nest on the Colorado River.

A rare five foot tall wild whooping crane stands behind a whitetail buck.

A rare five foot tall wild whooping crane stands behind a whitetail buck.

This image shows the enormous size of the rare whooping crane, standing at about five feet tall. In 1941, the wild population consisted of only 21 birds. Conservation efforts have led to about 340 whooping cranes living in the wild. The whooping crane is one of the rarest birds in North America. 

A rare whooping crane in flight.

A rare whooping crane in flight.

Lightning storm over Casco Bay Maine.

Lightning storm over Casco Bay Maine.