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Mink in the Marsh (American Mink) by Robert Miesner

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I got this capture when I was about to finish my wildlife shoot for the day at my regular haunt (Sapsucker Woods). As I was leaving, I saw a mink run across the road into the marshy area. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get a mink so I pulled back into the parking lot and walked over to the marsh to try to find him. The first time I spotted him he dashed underwater before I could get a good shot but I saw the water ripples headed to the other side. I then ran across the bridge to the other side to try to see if he would surface there. At first I saw nothing but then he emerged right in front of me and just stood there giving me this pose, so I shot 10-12 shots off. Some people then came up to me and he dashed back underwater but I got my shot. Whew!

This was taken at Sapsucker Woods (Cornell Lab of Ornthology) in Ithaca NY.

The scientific name for this species is: Neovison vison.

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american mink, neovison vison, mink, mammal, marsh, weasel family, animal, wildlife, nature, weasel

Comments

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 3 years ago

    Whew- I bet he was fast Robert- well done to capture this. I love the pretty colors and his curious expression.

  • Thank you rosie! He was pretty fast, actually I have been trying to get a solid capture of one of these for four years now. Was very happy that I finally got one. :)

    – Robert Miesner

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

  • Your Welcome!

    – Robert Miesner

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterover 3 years ago

    Awesome shot Robert!

  • Thank you Istvan!

    – Robert Miesner

  • Tim Denny
    Tim Dennyover 3 years ago

    Nice capture here Robert

  • Thank you Tim!

    – Robert Miesner

  • Schwarting
    Schwartingover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture such wonderful color and detail ( as always)! We don’t see many of these around anymore, although my hubby was telling me the other day he thought he saw one. Fabulous shot and find!

  • Thank you for the lovely comments and fave Susan! Very appreciated!

    – Robert Miesner

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Your Welcome!

    – Robert Miesner

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesover 3 years ago

    Fantastic opportunity very well taken Robert, great perseverance and work, Mark.

  • Thank you very much, Mark!

    – Robert Miesner

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 3 years ago

    I wish I had a haunt like yours, this is fabulous, you really get down to searching your prey out!
    Love this one….hugs

  • Thank you Laura! I actually have been trying to get a very clear shot of a mink for about four years now. So, I was extremely happy to get this one and I think knowing this area helped a great deal in getting this shot. :)

    – Robert Miesner

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 3 years ago

    3 May 2011 – 1 image per day

  • Your Welcome!

    – Robert Miesner

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesover 3 years ago

    Fabulous shot Robert ,l have never seen one of these vefore !

  • Thank you Trudi! I’m glad you like it.

    – Robert Miesner

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