The American marten (Martes americana) is a North American member of the family Mustelidae, sometimes referred to as the pine marten. The name “pine marten” is derived from the common but distinct Eurasian species of Martes. It differs from the fisher (Martes pennanti) in that it is smaller in size.

The American marten is broadly distributed in northern North America. From north to south its range extends from the northern limit of treeline in arctic Alaska and Canada to northern New Mexico. From east to west its distribution extends from Newfoundland to California. In Canada and Alaska, American marten distribution is vast and continuous. In the western United States, American marten distribution is limited to mountain ranges that provide preferred habitat. Over time, the distribution of American marten has contracted and expanded regionally, with local extirpations and successful recolonizations occurring in the Great Lakes region and some parts of the Northeast The American marten has been reintroduced in several areas where extinction occurred

Taken in Algonquin Park Ontario, Canada

Nikon D300
1/800
F6.3
ISO 500
EV 0.00
Pattern Metering
No Flash
550 MM
Tripod
Sun

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pine marten, forest, trees, animal mammal, nature, wildlife, pictures, images, weasel

Comments

  • Poete100
    Poete10011 months ago

    What a cutie….

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjes11 months ago


    2013/10/14 1 × 24hrs
    Stunning!

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarke11 months ago

    A gorgeous capture. It has been longer than 40 years since I’ve seen one.

  • TeresaB
    TeresaB11 months ago

    October 14, 2013

    Beautiful work!

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    EdsMum11 months ago

    Congratulations – 15th Oct., 2013 – Shirley, Jean & Rene

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    Magaret Meintjes8 months ago


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  • Clare Colins
    Clare Colins8 months ago

    nicely captured Michael

  • Albert
    Albert8 months ago

    A superb capture..

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