Winter landscapes are uniquely beautiful and dynamic. They also convey the environmental dramas that unfold, for better or worse, as animals respond to subnormal temperatures and deepening snow cover.
These images are a modest and heavily biased sample of winter scenes in Central New York captured February 8 – 13, 2015. Temperatures were well below freezing and average snow depth was about 20 inches.
Everyone’s favorite winter companion: Black-capped Chickadee
Clearing deep snow from a windmill access road
Red Squirrel emerging from its protective tunnel beneath deep snow
Red Squirrel, on full alert
Hay bales (poly-wrapped round bales)
Deer feeding and grooming in deep snow
Frosty morning in the hills
Mature doe, with her two fawns nearby
Photos by NB Hunter. © All Rights Reserved.