Raccoon (Three Photographs)

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I am guessing this raccoon was hunting for shellfish. Out of the camera these shots needed work. Graduated filters, and careful exposure adjustments in Lightroom tackled most of the dappled light; some detail extraction helped define the animal better and saved the day. I wish it had not been frightened and turned back but had continued coming into the open. But that is not how nature operates. Like most unique experiences you have to take advantage of what you get.



26 responses

  1. too cute, we do not get them here in Australia


    October 15, 2015 at 1:08 am

  2. Very lovely pictures


    October 15, 2015 at 2:34 am

  3. Nice pictures. I love Racoons. Do you know about Pumpkin the Racoon? If not you should look him up :).


    October 15, 2015 at 10:24 am

  4. Oh he’s delightful 🙂 People feel the same way about our urban foxes but I just think there are too many people taking land from the wildlife. If they can adapt to a man made landscape then good luck to them!


    October 15, 2015 at 10:30 am

  5. Great Photos. You don’t often see a raccoon in the day light. Background is great too.


    October 15, 2015 at 10:34 am

  6. I love the way they use their sensitive forepaws for foraging. You captured that well in your first photo, particularly. They are fascinating and clever animals. I’ve heard that nursing females will forage in daylight to keep up with the demand nursing takes on their body.


    October 15, 2015 at 11:31 am

  7. Marvellous photographs! They are super portraits and also great records of behaviour. I will need to show your post to my 8 year old who is a wee bit raccoon obsessed.


    October 15, 2015 at 12:10 pm

  8. If only they would stay by the river….


    October 15, 2015 at 12:54 pm

  9. dreamymichaela

    Beautiful photos of the raccoon – such a smart and adaptable animal. What a great opportunity for you, Victor, to capture those moments in the daylight and in that forest and river setting. 🙂


    October 15, 2015 at 4:50 pm

  10. ‘Urban Nuisance!’ Mind if I steal that moniker for my garage band? (Great shots!)


    October 15, 2015 at 7:51 pm

  11. Those whiskers!


    October 15, 2015 at 10:07 pm

  12. Beautiful Racoon, the top one is definitely best.

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    October 30, 2015 at 1:13 am

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