**OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS I WILL BE POSTING 10 “TOP TEN” POSTS OF MY FAVORITE WILDLIFE & LANDSCAPE PHOTOS FROM 2021: Bird Portraits, Black-and-white Wildlife, Mammals, Humor, Animals in the Landscape, Creative Wildlife, Insects, Landscapes, Flora and Bird Behavior.

Bald Eagle; Mississippi River near Buffalo, Wisconsin

Though it appears to be hunting the Common Goldeneyes, this immy Bald Eagle is actually spotting fish to nab.

Saguaro Cactus on Mount Lemmon, Arizona

Saguaros and thunderclouds

Cottontail; Teddy Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

Cottontail in the North Dakota Badlands

Yarrow’s Spiny Lizard; Madera Canyon, Arizona

This lizard appears to be armor plated.

Bison and calf; Teddy Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

Mom and calf and a little rimlight.

Bald Eagles; Mississippi River

When most of the Mississippi River is frozen, Bald Eagles concentrate at open water such as downstream from a lock and dam.

Stutsman County, North Dakota

Prairie potholes of North Dakota.