This is the photo I submitted to a National Photo Competition sponsored by the Canadian Wildlife Federation. The shot won Photo of the Month for January 2015, and was selected by popular vote from across Canada.
Like so many photos, the back story of how it came to be, is as interesting as the photograph itself.
Last March, I was out photographing Great Gray Owls at Breezy Point which is just north of Selkirk, MB. During a slow active time for the owls we had been watching, we decided to check farther down the road to see if there was any action to be had.
On the return trip, a fellow photographer spotted something dashing in and out of the bush and dead fall next to the road. It continued dashing across the road, under his car, and back and forth for a few seconds. It didn’t take long to realize it was a weasel after it’s meal and soon the chase was over.
Appearing very proud of his accomplishment, the weasel was now attempting to cross back over the road. With the vole in its mouth, he darted out and then back under cover. This went on for a short period of time.
Suddenly he was off across the road, and all that could be heard were clicking cameras as he ran to safety on the other side.
This winning photo captured the weasel in mid air, with “lunch to go” in his mouth.
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