Beaver

1/1000s, f8.0, ISO 4000, Canon EOS-1D X, EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM +1.4x III


Beavers are known for building dams, canals, and lodges (homes). They are the second-largest rodent in the world. Their colonies create one or more dams to provide still, deep water to protect against predators, and to float food and building material. The North American beaver population was once more than 60 million, but as of 1988 was 612 million. This population decline is the result of extensive hunting for fur, for glands used as medicine and perfume, and because the beavers' harvesting of trees and flooding of waterways may interfere with other land use.
Along the Salt River, AZ
 
02/12/2018