The Upper Peninsula is a wild place and many creatures make their home in this
often harsh wilderness.
Here are a few I captured with my camera.
Large toad freezes, thinking: "You can't see me when I hold still."
The setting sun lit up this bunny's ears
These stable flies were a nuisance, biting any exposed flesh
A great blue heron flies along the lakeshore
Bald eagle takes flight
Very large beetle
This beetle had special grippers on its front legs and it emitted a strong-smelling secretion in protest of being held
Common mergansers take flight
Track of a small cat...bobcat?
Slugs were plentiful and often raced down the trees
Up close slug
Chipmunks ruled the lakeshore, scurrying everywhere
I also saw scat from larger predators (coyote and bear) and heard deer crashing around at night.