That is the tenth yr in a row I’ve ended the yr with a column that includes my favourite wildlife pictures.
This yr I made a decision to do issues a bit otherwise than previously. As an alternative of selecting my favourite pictures from the yr, I made a decision to pick 4 of my favourite classes, and decide one picture from every. The classes are white-tailed deer, songbirds, waterfowl and sport birds — particularly ruffed grouse.
Not one of the topics are unique wildlife, nor had been any of the pictures taken in faraway places. In truth, all the photographs had been shot inside a number of miles of Brainerd.
The pictures on this web page painting my decisions for 2021. I hope these pictures instill in you a brand new appreciation for the wild critters that inhabit our fields, forests and even our backyards.
This mature white-tailed buck has a formidable rack of antlers and a sturdy stature. Contributed / Invoice Marchel
A male Northern cardinal sits amongst snow-dusted berries. Contributed / Invoice Marchel
This male ruffed grouse is strutting from his drumming log. What a sight to see as he fanned his tail, fluffed his neck ruffs, and lowered his wings. Photograph / Invoice Marchel
Wooden geese are arguably North America’s most colourful waterfowl, that includes hues of purple, inexperienced and blue. This drake causes ripples because it flaps its wings. Photograph / Invoice Marchel
BILL MARCHEL is a wildlife and outdoor photographer and author whose work seems in lots of regional and nationwide publications in addition to the Brainerd Dispatch. He could also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also go to his web site at BillMARCHEL.com.