Low temperatures and snowfall creates frigid waters.
Falling Through the Ozarks
A small stream tumbles and falls as it winds through the Ozarks.
Falls on an Ozark stream
Snug in Winter
Insulating cattails and snowfall keeps the muskrats warm inside during winter.
Muskrat hut after snowfall.
Muskrat Hut Among Cattails
A muskrat makes his home around the cattails he relies on for food and shelter.
Cattails endure harsh cold winters.
A muskrat trap
Spring thaw and the ice thins as it melts.
Blue-wing Teal and Muskrat pass one another in a small prairie pothole.
Sica Hollow Stream
A small stream in Sica Hollow State Park, South Dakota.
Sunset reflects on the waves of Lake Kampeska at Watertown, South Dakota.
Reflected Sunset on Waves
Sunlight reflects on the wave tops.
Sunset Wave Action
Lake Kampeska sunset in Watertowm South Dakota.
A heavy rime frost coats everything in a frozen wetlands.
A Common Loon spreads its wings while searching below the water's surface for fishes to eat.
Common Loon on Minnesota lake.
Emerging Water Lilies
One of Minnesota's many cool, clear, lakes shows the water lilies emerging from the lake's bottom.
Lily Pads in B&W
Lily pads float on the water's surface.
Ice Fishing Town
A small town of ice fishing houses on a cold northern Minnesota lake.
Mississippi Headwaters at 10 Below Zero
Though Lake Itasca is frozen over the Mississippi river headwaters continues to flow.
Queen and her Escorts
Swans in a fog.
Canada Goose on Final Approach
A brace of Canada geese approach the waters for landing.
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