A small owl of only 8-10 inches (19-28 cm), perched among the rocks of a seawall. Ventura, California, USA.

To learn more about photographer Don DesJardins and his work, please visit "Birds DesJardins" at:  http://birdsdesjardin.com/

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This spirit bear cub waits in a tree with its sibling while their mother fishes for salmon nearby.

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This Pacific Coast wolf is fishing for spawning pink salmon.

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A magical glimpse of a Spirit Bear cub and its sibling in the Great Bear Rainforest on Canada's Pacific Northwest coast.

Unique to the Pacific Northwest coast of British Columbia, a small percentage of the Kermode Bear, a subspecies of the North American black bear, are born with a recessive gene that produces a white or yellowish fur colour (they are not albinos).  The white bears are revered by local First Nations groups that have many names for the special bears, including the well known “Spirit Bear” moniker.

"These image sequences were all part of an effort to make a unique photograph of burrowing owls in their natural habitat. As diurnal birds, they spend most of the day outside their burrow keeping watch for predators. In order to get really close without scaring them, I placed my camera inside a road cone which they had grown accustomed to as a marker for their burrow. Leaving my camera in the cone-hide, I could let it cycle a photo every 2 seconds, offering a rare glimpse into the secret life of burrowing owls."

"A 1st spring male perched and singing on territory." May 2008, Ventura County, California, USA.
                                                               -Don DesJardins

To learn more about Don DesJardins and his work, please visit "Birds DesJardins" at:  http://birdsdesjardin.com/

"An ultra close-up of a very cooperative young male Anna's Hummingbird perched and being very animated. October 2008, Ventura, California, USA"
                                                                  -Don DesJardins

For more information about Don DesJardins and his work, please visit his website "Birds Desjardins" at:
http://birdsdesjardin.com/

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