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Camouflaged white-tailed ptarmigans
After the hail storm we saw these White-tailed Ptarmigans, nearly stepping on them before seeing them, as usual. There was an extra pair of legs under one of the adults. September 1994.

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jclasellAt first glance...

jclasell

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I thought this was a picture of the red plants growning. After further examination I saw the Ptarmigans!

Wonderful example of how well Mother Nature designs her creatures. Thanks for posting this.
Posted Feb 20, 2009 11:47 am

Bob BoltonRe: At first glance...

Bob Bolton

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Yeah, one doesn't generally see ptarmigans when glancing! And one rarely sees them against the blue sky either! :-)
Posted Feb 20, 2009 8:22 pm

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Bob BoltonSubmitted by Bob Bolton
on Apr 4, 2001 10:44 pm

Image ID: 352
Hits: 1995 
Lat/Lon: 39.11648°N / 106.41031°W
Object Title: Camouflaged white-tailed ptarmigans

Image Type(s): Wildlife