Late fall has suddenly turned to winter in the Northland. It has certainly made for some fun photography. I have a lot of photos to share in this post. I had a couple of fun moose encounters before all the snow arrived. They cooperated well for photos! Areas of the North Shore and the forest have anywhere from 8 or 10 inches of snow to 24 inches plus! I’ve got some fun grouse photos included with all the snowy landscape pictures. Thank you to everyone who has ordered my 2023 North Shore Calendar! I really appreciate it. I’m very happy with how they look this year. If you’d like to take a look, follow this link. Calendar!
I’ll be pretty short on words in this post, just wanted to share all the recent photos. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Before the snow blanketed the landscape, I was still seeing a few moose around. The first part of November is typically when I stop seeing moose with any regularity until spring thaw. Mating season has long passed and the moose just don’t seem to wander around as much in winter, so they get harder to spot. Most of their watering holes are frozen, so they probably stay put when they find what they need in winter. That’s OK, winter brings so many other opportunities for wildlife sightings and the added feature of winter tracks, which is a huge aid in finding and photographing any critter in the wild. Anyhow, here are a few photos of a beautiful cow moose with her young from last season.
I’ve got a couple of ruffed grouse living nearby, and they visit my big tree often. I was surprised to notice the cool heart pattern on the back of one one day. Take a look! Perfect little hearts. A friend told me they also look like little barn owl faces! Ain’t nature fun?
So many new opportunities for photography with the changing landscape. If you can find a way to tolerate the snow, ice, wind, freezing temps and bad roads, winter can be one of if not THE best season for photography. Looks like we could be in for a long one!
Thank you all for taking a look! Have a great Thanksgiving and Holiday Season. If you’re looking for a gift or two, grab a calendar or check my website for prints at this link https://thomasjspenceimages.smugmug.com/
Take Care for now!
6 thoughts on “Late Fall Photos With a Touch of Winter”
Thanks Cheers Tom On November 21, 2022 8:40:25 PM “Thomas J. Spence Images”
Is it that you are such a fantastic photographer who really knows his camera, or is it that you set out in any weather and notice that beauty out there, or is it that, as an artist, you capture the perfect photo? Well, it’s all of the above, and thank you for sharing what you do so well. I learn a little every time I study one of your photos.
And it doesn’t hurt that you are photographing this area that I love so much. I live in rural Ely most of the year, but live on a small island on Burntside Lake for our three summer months so I get to walk through beautiful photographic moments every day. If only I had your skill!! Thank you. I especially enjoyed the moose couple.
Thank you, Judy. Sounds like you’ve got a wonderful spot!
Thank you!! for sharing all these great photos!! I look forward to seeing your pictures on North Shore Vibe. You have a special gift! Judy Krish above says it perfectly! I think God has really blessed you with your eye for seeing the beauty He has created for us to enjoy!
Thank you for sharing these beautiful images! When I look at them, I am instantly calmed and awed by the beauty of nature!
I ordered three of your calendars for holiday gifts!
Nice work, Tom!!!!!