BearHead Photography New Photos
BearHead Photography has many images to showcase his expansive portfolio on mammals of North America, and these are his newest images.
Large Winter Range
Big horn sheep love hanging out high in the mountains. They are extremely agile and can stand on cliffs that are very steep. In the Canadian Rockies these sheep get to live with an incredible view of mountains and glaciers high in the mountains.
Yellowstone is a beautiful park with many unique features in many different areas. At the Mammoth Hot Springs I had always wanted to photograph a bison in front of the massive hot spring, but never had a bison go close enough. Finally, after years of waiting this young bison went near the hot spring to eat some grass that was growing right beside the hot water.
Animals in the winter have to hunt differently than in the summer. Fox and other animals listen for slight movement under the snow to detect voles that they cannot see. After determining where to jump, this fox lept and was about to dive head fist into the snow.
Winters can be tough on bison. The deeper the snow, the harder it is for them to survive. Normally bison go to lower elevations in the winter to find easier ground to eat, but this bison stuck it out high in the mountains.
Glaciers are a large and powerful force of nature. It’s takes thousands of years to create glaciers, and once they get large enough they begin to slowly move downhill due to gravity. This glacier had carved out a large valley between two mountain peaks.
Finding a snow shoe hare in the snow is extremely difficult. I would see them in the dark with my headlights, but never in the day time. They have the perfect camouflage and don’t move if they don’t have to. My wife somehow spotted this hare coming down from a hike, and I was so thrilled to finally get to photograph one!
I think river otters have the most fun of any animal. They always seem to be goofing off and seem to be not caring about anything else. Watching these three otters run, slide, and run some more made me smile.
Looking For Spring
Winter can last a long time and be very hard on animals. Once the weather starts to turn a little nicer and the snow begins to melt, animals get excited. They are ready to be done with the snow and be able to eat easily.
River otters are very playful animals. They roll over each other and play all the time. Right as one was coming out of the river, it nuzzled up to the other otter waiting on it.