Pine Marten by Michael Cummings

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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

Taken in Algonquin Park Ontario, Canada

Nikon D300
1/200
F6.7
ISO 1000
EV 0.00
Spot Metering
No Flash
650 MM
Tripod
Shade

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

Comments

  • John44
    John4411 months ago

    Very beautifull photo Mike
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  • naturelover
    naturelover11 months ago

    Soooo Cute. Lovely capture Michael x

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Trupp11 months ago

    Very nice capture

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumker11 months ago

    Another beautiful capture my friend !

  • john  Lenagan
    john Lenagan11 months ago

    terrific capture – the overall composition and blending of colours just perfect

  • lorilee
    lorilee11 months ago

    Beautiful!!

  • Jan Cartwright
    Jan Cartwright11 months ago

    Gorgeous color and great expression captured. Love it!

  • TheaDaams
    TheaDaams11 months ago

    So cute!! Wonderful picture, Mike!

  • K Lockhart
    K Lockhart10 months ago

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