Ravens around here are usually very suspicious and distant. This old boy is the exception. He was perfectly at ease in my close company as you can see here with a long and lazy scratching performance. He settled down to a droopy eyed and amused expression as I flicked treats to the gulls.
If this image looks a little odd, you noticed correctly. There are FAA rules against this reckless elimination behaviour. This heron was flying over Lazo swamp and of course all creatures who live there are at risk. You can win a bet at your local pub. Blue herons do really spread their legs when breaking FAA regulations.
This is the traditional pose for this rocky ocean side black shadow mink. I was so pleased to finally get images of this evasive shadow that I uploaded several images of him. Hope you can forgive the repetition.
This guy has been the most secretive and hidden target of any animal or bird. I would see a dark shadow move on the shoreline rocks where I photograph wildlife daily. I think he is an expert at staying hidden due to the number of sharp eyed eagles around here.
Finally, the Black Phantom is captured digitally. This little rascal has been an evasive shadow in the rocks along seaside in Comox Bay for months. Our Canadian Tazmanian??
That is a fish he is munching on. Swims like an otter.
This fellow is at the far end of a bench I am sitting at. Because of a very dull day, the shutter speed is quite slow; almost a double click. This is an image of the reflex to the shutter noise. Now that is a fast response.