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Sandy Sisti
Works at Wild at Heart Images, Wildlife and Nature Photography
Lives in Wapiti, WY
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"Walking on Thin Ice"

I thought I'd share another photo of the cross fox I photographed recently. In winter, a fox's diet usually consists of rabbits and small rodents, and although I saw this fox capture quite a few rodents, he was also a master duck hunter. Covered in ice from his leaps into the creek, the fox prowled the frozen shoreline in search of unsuspecting mallards swimming in the small stretches of open water.

Just in case you might be wondering what a cross fox is, here's what Wikipedia has to say: "The cross fox is a partially melanistic color variant of the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) which has a long dark stripe running down its back, intersecting another stripe to form a cross over the shoulders. It tends to be more abundant in northern regions, and is rarer than the common red form, but is more common than the even darker silver fox."
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"Winter Magic"

What's a red fox to do when a winter storm nearly buries him in his napping spot? Get up, stretch, and go right back to sleep....after circling his favorite spot a time or two to tamp down the snow. Instead of retreating to a den during winter weather, foxes usually curl up right out in the open. Wrapped in their bushy tails, foxes are able stay warm even when they're completely covered by snow. This fellow almost seemed to be enjoying the storm as he took one last stretch before returning to sleep. I know I enjoyed watching him!
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Buried.......
This is for our friends on the east coast still digging out from Winter Storm Jonas. I know it doesn't feel like it, but spring is less than two months away. Hang in there!
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+Sandy Sisti Thanks Sandy, we are still digging out here in New Jersey, and hoping this will be the only snow for this year. Love your work, stay warm, and have a great day.
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"Snow Dust"

During the long Wyoming winter, bison must often break through areas where snow is near five feet deep. The hardest work falls to the leader of the herd who uses his massive body to create a trail in the deep snow which his herd mates will follow.
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Awesome work +Sandy Sisti  hope you have a great day.
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And so it goes again this year, up to 900 of Yellowstone's iconic bison will be slaughtered to appease special interest groups. Currently Yellowstone's bison are not allowed to roam most of their historic range on Montana's federal lands because ranchers want to use this land to graze their cattle. It sickens me that we, the public, have no say about how our public lands are used. Even though most of us would prefer to see bison on this land instead of cattle, our objections fall on deaf ears. This disgraceful practice is typical of the way we "manage" our wildlife since our culture values money above all else. Shame on us.
Government agencies aim to kill or remove up to 900 wild bison from Yellowstone National Park this winter as part of an ongoing effort to reduce the animals' annual migration
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This is absolutely heartbreaking. 
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Wishing everyone a Beary Merry Christmas! Hope your holiday is filled with friends, family and lots of love!
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Beary Merry Christmas to you too Sandy!!!
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"Wyoming Rush Hour"
I encountered a bit of a traffic jam heading out of Wapiti  earlier in the week. Not exactly what I'm used to after driving all those years on the Long Island Expressway, but I'll take it. Gotta love Wyoming!
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+Sandy Sisti you made a good choice in WY.  Where on LI?... I was from Franklin SQ. 
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"Tread Lightly"

We were hoping to photograph foxes during a recent trip, but didn't think we'd be lucky enough to encounter this handsome cross fox as he made his way through the frozen landscape. The fox patrolled his territory for hours, devouring numerous rodents he located under the snow. Eventually, this formidable hunter caught a duck and retreated to the trees for the remainder of the morning to enjoy his feast.
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More visitors expected at Yellowstone next year.
Flocking crowds strain budgets and resources in the Yellowstone ecosystem, land managers say as they predict the crush will continue next summer.
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... hope not.  we're heading there in the fall ;//
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Tiny Terror

The northern pygmy-owl, a resident of the high country during spring and summer, moves to lower elevation forests during the winter mating season where it can often be spotted perched on snags or on the tops of trees. The pygmy is an aggressive daylight hunter of small mammals, birds and insects. Although quite fierce, the pygmy is only 7 inches long with a wingspan of 12 inches. This diminutive stature, makes the pygmy-owl difficult to locate in the thick woods of the Shoshone National Forest, but when you do find one, it's always a treat.
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"Low Winter Sun"

What does a bull elk do when temperatures are well below zero? When not foraging in the deep snow, this bull spent most of the day soaking up every little bit of heat from the winter sun. Even when temperatures are brutally cold, the sun reflecting off the snow provides much needed warmth for the area's wildlife, including this majestic fellow.
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Thanks, Bruce!
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May the wonders of nature fill your heart with warmth and joy this holiday season.  Wishing our friends a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2016.
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Merry Christmas Sandy!! Have a wonderfully blessed New Year!!!! Thank you for all of the beautiful photos!!!!
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  • Wild at Heart Images, Wildlife and Nature Photography
    Wildlife and Nature Photographer, 2008 - present
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    Quality Assurance Director, 2007 - 2011
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Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. – Frank Lloyd Wright
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I'm a wildlife and nature photographer living just outside the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park. Like a lot of people I meet, after my first visit to Yellowstone, I was hooked. I relocated from Long Island, New York, to be close to the Park and now, here I am. 
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New Hope, PA - Victor, MT - East Northport, NY - Hamilton, MT - Cody, WY - Clinton, NJ