When opportunity knocks, you've got to be ready. Living in the mountains can make this saying wonderfully appropriate. I looked out my front window just in time to see three raccoons in my driveway. as luck would have it, my wildlife setup was in my car ready to go. As I walked out the door toward my car, the little bandits came straight toward me. I waited patiently until they disappeared under my porch, then wandered over to grab my camera.
After just a few minutes of patiently waiting for them to reappear, they wandered straight back out toward me. They certainly aren't shy. Needless to say, I stayed clear and acted aggressive when necessary. It's not good to let them feel too comfortable around humans and their unnatural food sources. They casually moved around behind my house and decided to take a detour up onto a large boulder in the yard. This gave me the opportunity to photograph them at eye level while they groomed themselves. This photo captured the beauty and confident natures of these not so little creatures. I really like the environmental portrait their vantage afforded me. The Fine Art of Nature!
Enjoy the View!