That is the tenth 12 months in a row I’ve ended the 12 months with a column that includes my favourite wildlife photos.
This 12 months I made a decision to do issues a bit otherwise than previously. As a substitute of selecting my favourite photos from the 12 months, I made a decision to pick 4 of my favourite classes, and decide one picture from every. The classes are white-tailed deer, songbirds, waterfowl and sport birds — particularly ruffed grouse.
Not one of the topics are unique wildlife, nor have been any of the photographs taken in faraway areas. Actually, all the images have been shot inside a couple of miles of Brainerd.
The pictures on this web page painting my selections for 2021. I hope these pictures instill in you a brand new appreciation for the wild critters that inhabit our fields, forests and even our backyards.
This mature white-tailed buck has a formidable rack of antlers and a sturdy stature. Contributed / Invoice Marchel
A male Northern cardinal sits amongst snow-dusted berries. Contributed / Invoice Marchel
This male ruffed grouse is strutting from his drumming log. What a sight to see as he fanned his tail, fluffed his neck ruffs, and lowered his wings. Photograph / Invoice Marchel
Wooden geese are arguably North America’s most colourful waterfowl, that includes hues of purple, inexperienced and blue. This drake causes ripples because it flaps its wings. Photograph / Invoice Marchel
BILL MARCHEL is a wildlife and outside photographer and author whose work seems in lots of regional and nationwide publications in addition to the Brainerd Dispatch. He could also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also go to his web site at BillMARCHEL.com.