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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

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Taken in Algonquin Park Ontario, Canada

Nikon D300
1/1250
F6.3
ISO 500
EV 0.00
Pattern Metering
No Flash
550 MM
Tripod
Sun

Comments

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 1 year ago

    Excellent portrait of this feisty fellow, Michael. A most striking pose he’s striking.

  • Carolyn Clark
    Carolyn Clarkabout 1 year ago

    Adorable!!!!

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 1 year ago

    Gorgeous capture. This one is a beauty.

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 1 year ago


    2013/10/16 1 × 24hrs
    Excellent capture!

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerabout 1 year ago

    Nice close up my friend !

  • Jan Cartwright
    Jan Cartwrightabout 1 year ago

    Great shot – love the little tongue sticking out!

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

    Congratulations!

    November 3, 2013 – Amazing!
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