The American Mink spends the majority of its time in and around waterways. Over the past few months I have had the opportunity to photograph these wonderful creatures and spend time watching the way they move through the forest and along water banks. Timing how quickly they submerge under water and come up with prey is outstanding. These creatures are truly impressive hunters just as the other mustelid species of North America. The mink is not a shy animal by any means and, when found in hunting mode, they are known to pose willingly for the camera. If you ever have the opportunity to spend a few minutes with this interesting weasel I would recommend the following.......Pay more attention to the animals behavior then to your camera because the things you can learn about this creatures tactics, in a short amount of time, is astounding.
Explore, Learn and Conserve Wildlife
Robbie P. Gallant
As a naturalist, I spend a great amount of time in personal study. Discussion and research is key to exploring new and intelligent ideas and furthering our understanding of our natural surroundings.