The small marsh rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris) is more aquatic than its cousin, the swamp rabbit. Small of stature, it can hop
but usually walks on all fours, like a cat. They are good swimmers and readily take to the water to avoid predators.
An eastern coyote pauses for a glance back. 120405-194
An inquisitive arctic fox. The dark color is from a recessive gene that was promoted by the fur industry on several of the Aleutian Islands. After the foxes nearly forced the Aleutian Canada goose to extinction, the US Fish and Wildlife Service eliminated the foxes on all this islands except Shemya Island. 081904-326
A male sea otter preening his tail and wrapping himself in kelp leaves in preparation for bedding down. The kelp secures the otter from drifting with the tide.
A male sea otter alert to the photographer.