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
1/81250
F6.3
ISO 500
EV 0.00
Pattern Metering
No Flash
280 MM
Tripod
Sun

Comments

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 1 year ago

    Such a beautiful little animal. Great capture, Michael.

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • Alison Finch
    Alison Finchabout 1 year ago

    So beautiful! A wonderful image. You are soooo lucky to be able to see these gorgeous creatures.

  • Nancy Richard
    Nancy Richardabout 1 year ago

    He (or she) is beautiful….such a great capture !!!

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerabout 1 year ago

    Great capture my friend ! It is a winner !

  • Marilyn Cornwell
    Marilyn Cornwellabout 1 year ago

    Congratulations on Oct 19 2013!

    Wonderful work!

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 1 year ago

    October 21, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...about 1 year ago

    Congratulations!

    November 23, 2013 – Amazing!
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  • Poete100
    Poete100about 1 year ago

    What a cutie this is…

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