Signal Mtn

Marvin

Marvin the Marten 
© Miles Hecker

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SEASONS

Like most wildlife, the coat on pine martens looks the best in winter or spring . In the summer they can look quite mangy even if they remain unaffected by the disease itself. A snowy background also isolates the animal better.

This fellow and his mate are winter residents of the area behind the Madison junction warming hut. He was frequently seen dumpster diving for extra special goodies. Though his normal diet mostly consists of small mammals. It's hard to resist an occasional French fry. Marvin is extra curious and would often play hide and seek with a lucky photographer.

 

TIMES

 

As is the case with most wildlife pine martens are most active in early morning or late afternoon. That can all change of course if a hunt is on. The constant need for more food in the harsh winter environment overrides all other concerns for non hibernating mammals.

LENS & FILTERS

LENS: 70-300mm on a crop sensor camera, 100-400mm on full frame camera.

FILMS

Slide films: Fuji Provia 400X

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