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Mink On The Move #6396010
12/11/18 08:14 PM
12/11/18 08:14 PM
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Northwestern New York(Elder)
Jonathan Offline OP
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While photographing waterfowl from a distance in the creek near my house around noon today, this fellow surfaced heading upstream into the current. I lost sight of it when it disappeared under a dock in front of me. I have seen mink swimming at different times of the day and in different seasons along this creek over the years, but today was the first time I was able catch one on camera.

That brief session made my day.

Jonathan

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Camera Gear: Canon EOS 7D-MK-II, Canon EF-S 10-22mm, EF 28-135mm, EF 100-400mm and EF 400mm lenses.



Re: Mink On The Move [Re: Jonathan] #6396014
12/11/18 08:17 PM
12/11/18 08:17 PM
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Nice !!!!!


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Re: Mink On The Move [Re: Jonathan] #6396022
12/11/18 08:25 PM
12/11/18 08:25 PM
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Jonathan just to give me some perspective, how far away were you when you took the picture ?

Re: Mink On The Move [Re: Jonathan] #6396036
12/11/18 08:36 PM
12/11/18 08:36 PM
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Montana ,Rocky Mtns.
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Wonderful capture, Jonathan !

Look at that pink nose grin

Thank you for the share .

Re: Mink On The Move [Re: Jonathan] #6396060
12/11/18 08:52 PM
12/11/18 08:52 PM
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Great pic...That duck didn't seem to afraid, or was that a decoy ?


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Re: Mink On The Move [Re: Jonathan] #6396063
12/11/18 08:54 PM
12/11/18 08:54 PM
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Jonathan Wow that is an awesome group of pictures of an animal not often seen during the daylight. Several years ago I was deer hunting near a small stream On the one side was an overgrown pasture and the other side was a strip covered with briars . I saw something black approaching . My first thought was a cat than it entered the water .It was a mink and it was swimming downstream with a small dead cottontail rabbit in it's mouth . Thank for your pictures

Re: Mink On The Move [Re: Golf ball] #6396070
12/11/18 08:55 PM
12/11/18 08:55 PM
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Northwestern New York(Elder)
Jonathan Offline OP
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Originally Posted by Golf ball
Jonathan just to give me some perspective, how far away were you when you took the picture ?


GB, About 35 yards.

Jonathan


Camera Gear: Canon EOS 7D-MK-II, Canon EF-S 10-22mm, EF 28-135mm, EF 100-400mm and EF 400mm lenses.



Re: Mink On The Move [Re: Jonathan] #6396074
12/11/18 08:56 PM
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Is it carrying something in it's mouth? By the way great capture of the moment.


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Re: Mink On The Move [Re: Jonathan] #6396091
12/11/18 09:08 PM
12/11/18 09:08 PM
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Central Pennsylvania
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Awesome pictures Jonathan, thanks for posting.


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it tells me why I wanted to go there.
Re: Mink On The Move [Re: Jonathan] #6408517
12/25/18 11:37 AM
12/25/18 11:37 AM
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Always see them moving along the shoreline but never for a long distance swim.

What's the old phrase about trapping mink; "time to quit trapping and is when you send a Christmas card to them"

Re: Mink On The Move [Re: Jonathan] #6408520
12/25/18 11:42 AM
12/25/18 11:42 AM
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VERY cool! Thanks for sharing.


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Re: Mink On The Move [Re: Jonathan] #6408521
12/25/18 11:44 AM
12/25/18 11:44 AM
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Blue Creek, Ohio
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Very nice!
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Waiting for things to be very, very wonderful.
Re: Mink On The Move [Re: Jonathan] #6408578
12/25/18 01:20 PM
12/25/18 01:20 PM
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Winona MN
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Looks like something in it's mouth!

Re: Mink On The Move [Re: Jonathan] #6408678
12/25/18 03:44 PM
12/25/18 03:44 PM
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Cool captures Jonathan, as usual. Mink always swim like corks, with most of their bodies above the waterline. It surprises me, considering they are also good at underwater swimming. They tool along looking quite buoyant.


Re: Mink On The Move [Re: Jonathan] #6408682
12/25/18 03:49 PM
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Absolutely Beautiful!!! MINK I LOVE!!!

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