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Nature and Travel Web Stories You May Have Missed, Part 2

This is the second in my series of wildlife/travel (and maybe sports) news stories that have surfaced on the web.  Just little tidbits featuring interesting videos, photos or stories that you may have missed in recent weeks.

If you missed Part One, check it out here.

Ever Seen a White Moose?

There are about 100 white moose in Sweden.  Like the spirit bear, this is not an albino.  And, like the spirit bear, it’s beautiful.

Okay, How About a White Giraffe?

This white giraffe and its offspring were discovered in Kenya.

Hawk Makes Dinner… Burns Down 40 Acres

A hawk—holding a dead snake—caused a 40 acre wildfire in Montana.  No, really.

 

Sports Illustrated Returns 20,000 Slides

Okay, this is a sports photography story, but it’s relevant to general photography (besides, I do still shoot sports!).  Brad Mangin recently wrote about the excitement of getting 20,000 slides back from Sports Illustrated.

 

Kayaker Rescues Swimming Badger

The Wyoming Bureau of Land Management shared a story about a swimming badger being rescued by a kayaker (who apparently held onto all their extremities during the encounter).

It's a #WildlifeWednesday rescue story! BLMer Kat McConnell was on Fontenelle Reservoir and she saw a badger in the…

Posted by Bureau of Land Management – Wyoming on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Badgers have been seen swimming across creeks and rivers in Yellowstone on rare occasions, but this is the first I’ve heard of one going across a larger body of water… now we know why they generally avoid them!

 

When a Lynx Family Hangs Out On Your Porch…

Tim was awakened by noises on our deck last week – and looked outside. In astonishment, he grabbed his camera.. and can…

Posted by Tim Newton Photography on Wednesday, September 27, 2017

These types of sightings seem to occur every so often in Alaska (and sometimes Canada), but it’s pretty special when you get not just one lynx, but a huge family of them hanging out on your deck.  That’s what happened to photographer Tim Newton.

 

Drone Captures Battle Between Wolf and Moose

Photographer Dan Nystedt was able to record some of the most unique footage we’ve seen of a wolf attack on a moose.  This occurred in Ontario, Canada.

 

If you missed Part One, check it out here.

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