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A Long-Tailed Weasel in Yellowstone National Park was a very tricky capture during my 2017 winter trip.  Not only are these guys extremely fast, but they pop into one hole in the snow (like the one this is headed towards), and pop out of a completely different hole.

 

Despite their small size Weasels are actually ferocious hunters, and are able to carry off prey that is more than four times their size.  Not only that, but because of their high metabolism they eat about half their body weight in food everyday.

 

So while they are quite cute, they are also quite fierce, and I wouldn’t want to be on the wrong side of them, and their strong stinky musk.

 

This image is copyright © Terri Shaddick, if you are interested in using or purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: December 29, 2017
Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Camera: Canon EOS 1DX Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM + 1.4x III Extender
Focal Length: 700mm
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 2500
Exposure: 1/1000

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A Long-Tailed Weasel in Yellowstone National Park was a very tricky capture during my 2017 winter trip.  Not only are these guys extremely fast, but they pop into one hole in the snow (like the one this is headed towards), and pop out of a completely different hole.

 

Despite their small size Weasels are actually ferocious hunters, and are able to carry off prey that is more than four times their size.  Not only that, but because of their high metabolism they eat about half their body weight in food everyday.

 

So while they are quite cute, they are also quite fierce, and I wouldn’t want to be on the wrong side of them, and their strong stinky musk.

 

This image is copyright © Terri Shaddick, if you are interested in using or purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: December 29, 2017
Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon EOS 1DX Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM + 1.4x III Extender
Focal Length: 700mm
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 2500
Exposure: 1/1000