Beaver swimming in a pond

A beaver swimming in a small pond in Wrangell - St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska. (Castor canadensis).

A beaver swimming in a small pond in Wrangell – St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska. (Castor canadensis).

The last rays of the day fell on this pond and reflected the golden fall colors of the willow by its edge. This particular beaver would swim through that reflection every 10-15 minutes, and I was trying to catch this photo just right before the reflection faded, as the sun sank ever lower.

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