A couple of weeks ago I traveled back to Klamath to photograph snow geese. With some luck and good timing I was able to accomplish that goal. As I have discovered on both trips to the Lower Klamath Wildlife Refuge, it is an amazing place for wildlife in general. I wanted to share a few more photos from the trip.
Over my lifetime, I have spent a lot of time outdoors hunting, fishing, horseback riding, and hiking and now with my hobby of photography. I have seen most of the animals that live in the western United States at one time or another. I have even been lucky enough to see a mountain lion. I had never seen a bobcat in the wild before this trip. Imagine my surprise when I saw two in one day. I was driving slowly down one of the dirt roads of the refuge around lunch time when a bobcat ran right in front of my car. It was too fast for me to get my camera out. I just had to be grateful I had caught a fleeting glimpse. Later as the sun was setting I saw what at first I thought was a stump rising out of the dead grass in an old burn area. As I got closer I could see that it was a cat. It was sitting on a table shaped rock. It did not seem too concerned about me and let me take quite a few pics of it. Unfortunately the grass partially covered its face in many of the photos but I was able to get one good pose.
I always see Mule Deer on the refuge. The bucks have dropped their horns so I am including a photo of a nice one I saw in January as well as several deer I saw on this most recent trip and more Bald Eagles. The Eagles were still around in large numbers. I have included more snow geese in flight and some Greater White Fronted Geese that are mostly brown colored in this collection.
I have had such wonderful experiences visiting the Klamath Basin. I plan on trying to visit at least twice a year from now on as long as I am able. If you can make the trip yourself you won’t be disappointed.
43 thoughts on “Random Wildlife Photos From My Last Trip to Klamath”
beautiful set of photos here.
Hey thanks Andrew. Your visit and comment are much appreciated. 🙂
Fantastic photos. Like them all, and the text as well. The Klamath Basin refuge sounds like a dream trip for a wildlifer/naturalist/photographer – you got my attention and it’s on my wish list. Nice work..
Thank you for stopping in and commenting Nick. Much appreciated. Be sure and visit when the eagles and raptors are there. Late January through mid March. 🙂
Great photos (yet again).
Thank you for stopping in and commenting Wood Dragon. 🙂
I love all the pictures, esp the one of the snow geese taking off.
Thank you so much Jo Ann. 🙂
Great Pictures! The Bobcat is my favorite!
Thanks Wyatt. I am still excited about that photo myself. 🙂
Thank you very much! 🙂
Thank you. So happy you liked them.
I like very much the light of your photos.
And composition. 🙂
Thank you Cornel!
Gorgeous pictures! The bobcat is my favourite, I don’t think I’ve ever seen one before! It reminds me of the lynx in north of Sweden.
Thanks so much Calee. The bobcat was the highlight of my trip. 🙂
From the photos, that must have been a great trip.
It was Lyle. Looking forward to more visits. By the way, thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. I appreciate it very much. 🙂
Going through your slide show, I was OMG…OMG…OMG ! Each one is fabulous. The bob cat? What a fantastic find. Each image is wonderful.
Thank you so much for the warm praise. It warmed my heart. 🙂
What a great set – I’m going to be at Crater Lake in May, I’m going to have to see if we can make it to the refuge on that trip!
Thanks for the compliment! 🙂 I hope you are able to visit. Crater Lake= Awesome!
Alison, these are wonderful! So glad that you shared your trip to this special place with us. 🙂
Thanks RJ! Glad you stopped in and enjoyed the photos. 🙂
Great sets of photos ! The Bobcat looks very much like our lynx . Thank you for sharing this . // Maria
Thanks Maria. Yes Bobcats and Lynx are very similar. Happy you stopped in. 🙂
WOW ! excellent captures ! it is hard to choose what i like best –but the lynx ? stands out to me as do the birds
thank you for sharing
Thank you Will. 🙂
Your wildlife captures are amazing…something I strive to do in the future! Thank you for following my blog…and I look forward to many more of your awesome photos~
Thank you gtyyup! Love your blog. I am in love with the high desert and really enjoy looking at your photos of ranch life. Thanks for stopping in and commenting. 🙂
Incredible photos. I’m so glad I found your blog.
Hey thanks Maralee! I visited yours as well. You have incredible photographs. 🙂
Absolutely stunning images…. Such amazing creatures you’ve captured!
Thank you FeyGirl! 🙂 Glad you stopped in.
Thank you. 🙂
You are such a talented photographer!!
Thank you! 🙂
Incredible shots! 🙂