Thursday, June 19, 2008

Oh, the display

The coolest critters of the trip were these two little guys. As best as I can tell they are Sooty Grouse that live in the Pacific Northwest and Sierra Nevada ranges. We saw them on the road in Mt. Rainier NP. The male was chasing the female all over the place in full display, which according to one website I found is a rare site. I was lucky enough to get the second shot, and it is my favorite critter photo of the trip. Alan got the tail feather shot, which is very cute.


ASH's Eye said...

Sandy, those are awesome! I am so jealous!!!

Kerri said...

Wow! I clicked to enlarge and it really shows what an AMAZING shot this is. Fabulous!!!