Ash Creek Wildlife Area

I have not posted in so long. It was not for lack of trying. I have been hiking with my camera a lot and walking in all my favorite haunts. I took lots of photos and ended up throwing lots of photos out. I needed a change. I decided to drive to Northern California and visit the Ash Creek Wildlife area hoping to see Pronghorn. I had never been there but had high hopes.
What a wonderful place Ash Creek turned out to be! There were deer everywhere. I think they are Columbia Blacktail. I did find Pronghorn and managed to get some photos of them. I was amazed to surprise a family of River Otters who actually were quite curious about me and followed me as I walked down the road beside the canal. They did not seem to be alarmed at my presence and they sounded like they were scolding me as I walked along. When I got home and started editing the photos I saw that the male otter is missing an eye. This is only the second time I have ever seen River Otters and it was quite a treat to be able to observe them for so long.
In addition to the wildlife, the Refuge has several large old barns dotting the landscape. I am looking forward to returning to try to take some better landscape photos of those this fall. The trip was well worth the drive.

39 thoughts on “Ash Creek Wildlife Area

  1. I missed your blog activity and posts and this gallery explains why! You’ve presented a beautiful set of wildlife images. The subjects, composition, image quality – everything is superb. The Ash Creek Wildlife Area looks like a great place to visit — often!!!

    1. It is nice to be missed Nick. Sorry I kept you waiting. I feel it was worth it. Trying to only post good images. It is gratifying to hear that you think my photos are worth waiting for. πŸ™‚

  2. It’s worth the wait now having seen the product of your silence. Beautiful nature. The light beaming on the abandoned barn is stunning. Thank you for sharing your photos.

  3. Glad to see you back! The photos were well worth it, I especially love the ducklings. And I’ve never seen deer like that before. What a great adventure for you.

  4. Absolutely love the first picture.. so gorgeous, this sunset/sunrise..
    Always glad to see new work of you Alison!

    Just a big smile and a big thanks for you.. sleeping time now πŸ™‚

  5. Juat came over to yor blog via Paulette’s “Mildred Dunlap” who had reblogged the post on stallions. i am in a rush and did not comment on th stallions but those are some really fine photos of the wild horses. This post is also excellent and I see that you are not a slouch as a photographer.

  6. Amazing, beautiful photos! I love the first pic most, because the old house reminds me of a pyramid, and the chicks πŸ™‚

    Love and Light

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