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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jclasell - Feb 20, 2009 11:47 am - Voted 10/10

At first glance...

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.

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Feb 20, 2009 8:22 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: At first glance...

Yeah, one doesn't generally see ptarmigans when glancing! And one rarely sees them against the blue sky either! :-)

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