The local pond I go to looking for dragonflies and damselflies has acquired some new residents this year. I first saw the lodge this spring and this morning I saw the inhabitants. I was approaching the pond when I heard the slap of the tail on the water and I knew they were out and about.
This one was checking me out from about 20 ft off shore.
D800, 300f/4 with TC14EII, 1/90s, f/8, ISO 400, tripod
nice picture but I would reiterate the first comment of caution- we have had up here in northern BC two episodes of beavers with rabies attacking and bitting people one of these incidents I was directly involved with actually having to cut the head off to send for rabies cultures - remember they are only overabundant destructive big rodents with flat tails