August 23, 2009
Can you see the very well camouflaged ptarmigan in the middle/right side of this photo?
On the ridgetop near Point 12743 ft


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Marcsoltan - Aug 30, 2009 10:25 am - Voted 10/10

Yes I can,

At first I was looking for a white Ptarmigan, but upon closer look I saw the rock colored bird.
I'm surprised he didn't take flight!


nader - Aug 30, 2009 3:33 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Yes I can,

As I was walking all alone up there, I thought I saw something moving in my peripheral visual field. When I looked directly, for less than a second, I was shocked to see a rock moving. I then realized it was a bird. It was so well camouflaged, trying to find it in my camera's view box was hard. I don't know why it did not fly away. It just walked away slowly. Maybe it had no fear of humans.

Sparki2003 - Sep 1, 2009 3:08 pm - Voted 10/10


That photo is unbelievable.
You just happenned to be in the right place
at the right time.


nader - Sep 1, 2009 3:32 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Ptarmigan

I wonder how many other ptarmigans I walked by without even knowing.

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