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a solitary beaver in the snow in Lake Elmo, Montana
February 26, 2015

Winter Lodgings

A solitary beaver pauses at dawn on its way home from a night of chewing off tree branches, newly within reach under the weight of freshly fallen snow. Your Shot member John Warner explains that the beaver, a mate, and two kits appeared late in the fall on Montana’s Lake Elmo and hastily built a lodge before the winter freeze.

Warner’s picture recently appeared in the Your Shot assignment First Light.

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Photograph by John Warner, National Geographic Your Shot

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