Captured last summer at FortWhye Alive, our Nature Center, on the southwewst edge of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi w 55mm-250mm Zoom lens Shutter speed 1/200 AV 11.0 ISO 200 F stop: F/6.3 Exp1/250 sec.
HDR enhanced, hand held…1 RAW image blending 3 exposures…tone curved in Photomatix Pro 4.1.3…Further enhanced in Corel Paintshop Pro x3.
Images Of Endearment …28 November 2011
The World As We See It, or As You See It…28 November 2011
Bandit-masked raccoons are a familiar sight just about everywhere, because they will eat just about anything. These ubiquitous mammals are found in forests, marshes, prairies, and even in cities. They are adaptable, and use their dexterous front paws and long fingers to find and feast on a wide variety of fare.
In the natural world, raccoons snare a lot of their meals in the water. These nocturnal foragers use lightning-quick paws to grab crayfish, frogs, and other aquatic creatures. On land, they pluck mice and insects from their hidey-holes and raid nests for tasty eggs.
Raccoons also eat fruit and plants—including those grown in human gardens and farms. They will even open garbage cans to dine on the contents.