Category Archives: SHOT FROM THE FILE

Eurasian Otter – What Memories Will They Carry?

What Memories Will They Carry?

What Memories Will They Carry?

     A sow Eurasian Otter [left] rambunctiously plays with her single pup.  The youngster will stay with its mother for up to a year or a bit longer when it will eventually go its own way.  What memories will they carry?

~ Anecdote and Eurasian Otter capture, What Memories Will They Carry? © Jerry L. Ferrara.  Loch na Keal, Scotland.

Herring Gull – To Swallow A Star

How To Swallow A Star

To Swallow A Star

     Waiting with anticipation, hopeful that a Eurasian Otter would show up, a newcomer of another kind arrived.  The Herring Gull walked with a composed presence to a pile of seaweed and briskly began sorting through the tangle of kelp.  Within seconds the gull stabbed at the heap and retrieved a starfish, which was consummately gulped down.  The act demonstrated how to swallow a star.

~ Anecdote and Herring Gull capture, To Swallow A Star © Jerry L. Ferrara.  Loch na Keal, Scotland

Eurasian Otter – A Rascally Character

A Rascally Character

A Rascally Character

     The magic of the moon had exerted its influence on the waters of Loch na Keal and the tide raced toward the kelp-covered rocky shore.  With it came a rascally character known as the Eurasian Otter.  Once on the seaweed, the doughty mustelid ate, took care of its coat and explored a bit.  Then as discrete as it arrived, the otter departed to the sea.

~ Anecdote and Eurasian Otter capture, A Rascally Character © Jerry L. Ferrara.  Loch na Keal, Scotland.

Idaho Scenic – A Somber Scenic

A Somber Scenic

A Somber Scenic

     Not too far from home, where a Roman holds court, I caught a somber scenic.

~ Anecdote and Idaho Scenic, A Somber Scenic © Jerry L. Ferrara

Astro Scene – Moon and Silhouette

Moon and Silhouette

Moon and Silhouette

     Went out the other evening to test some new equipment.  The apparent half moon seemed a good subject with the trees silhouetted in the fore.  I christened this capture, Moon and Silhouette.

~ Anecdote and moon capture, Moon and Silhouette © Jerry L. Ferrara

Spider Monkey – A Reflective Moment

A Reflective Moment

A Reflective Moment

      With grace, the angular-shaped creature known as a Spider Monkey moved slowly and with purpose through the Amazonian canopy.  It was in no apparent hurry, though.  At times the New World simian paused briefly in a reflective moment.

~ Anecdote and Spider Monkey capture, A Reflective Moment © Jerry L. Ferrara.  Ariau Creek, Rio Negro, Brazil

Bald Eagle – The Tempest

The Tempest

The Tempest

     The moment is delusory as the unreal beast kinetically hurtles across the dreamlike scape.  Fanciful in presentation, the whirlwind transit of the Bald Eagle leaves the mind deftly brushed with but a surreal, if not questionable, impression.

Through the frigid firmament a flurry of feathers flow.
Wings wide, weaving wondrously, wanders it wolfishly so.
A phantom’s flood of phantasmagoria fantastically flies in quest.
Speed it swiftly, seeking sustenance, savage be the tempest.

~ Anecdote, poem and Bald Eagle capture, The Tempest © Jerry L. Ferrara.  From the Book, Wild North Idaho: Season of the Eagle.

Bald Eagle – Shadow and Light

Shadow and Light

Shadow and Light

     At an icy, morning moment, a Bald Eagle calmly surveyed the realm and a consonance was struck between shadow and light.  The Skagit River coursed its well-traveled, ancient path and the stately bird, conserving its energy, waited patiently for the liquid medium to deliver.  Deliver the river did in the form of a spent salmon.  In the consonance of shadow and light, the eagle feasted.

~ Anecdote and Bald Eagle capture, Shadow and Light © Jerry L. Ferrara

Spotted Hyena – Leggy Loot

Leggy Loot

Leggy Loot

     There was a cataclysmic cacophony of calamity and clamor that careened around the rent residue of what-had-once-been a zebra.  A pack of jackals and a Spotted Hyena vied for the spoils.

     Weary of the struggle with the canids, the hyena suddenly gave a mighty tug and absconded with its “leggy loot”.

~ Anecdote and Spotted Hyena capture, Leggy Loot © Jerry L. Ferrara.  Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, Africa.

White-tailed Deer – I Took The Shot

I Took The Shot

I Took The Shot

     Slowly the car inched forward each time the White-tailed Deer doe put her head down to feed.  The vehicle halted just before she raised up to have a look.  This scenario went on until a good position was gained.  It took time.  When just right, I took the shot.  The car moved on.

~ Anecdote and White-tailed Deer capture, I Took The Shot © Jerry L. Ferrara