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Mark “Sparky” Stensaas Posts

Trio of Romping Red Fox Pups

Sparky Stensaas captured this trio of red fox pups romping around on a gravel road in Carlton County on Sunday.

Shooting with Sparky: Greater Prairie Chickens

Mark “Sparky” Stensaas visits Tympanuchus Wildlife Management Area, about 230 miles west of Duluth, observing greater prairie chickens for his blog, the Photonaturalist.

Shooting with Sparky: Canada Lynx Jinx Broken

Sparky Stensaas had a rare Canada Lynx encounter in the Superior National Forest in northeastern Minnesota on March 21.

“As I came over a rise, there it was,” Stensaas wrote on his blog, the Photonaturalist. “It saw me and bounded off the road and into the 3-foot deep snow. I stayed put thinking that it might come my way via the pine woods. And after a few tense minutes of me second-guessing my intuition, it did!”

Clinton’s Critters: How Great Gray Owls Hunt

Clinton Nienhaus, head naturalist for the Friends of Sax-Zim Bog and education director for Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory narrates this video about how Great Gray Owls hunt for voles in winter. Video by Sparky Stensaas.

Flight of the Northern Goshawk

Sparky Stensaas captured a few Northern Goshawks in flight at Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in Duluth in October.

Video: Freshwater Fury from Oct. 10, 2018

Sparky Stensaas captured this footage last week at Crystal Bay in Tettegouche State Park.

Boreal Owl Irruption

Video by Sparky Stensaas

Northern Lights on Spring Lake

Video by Sparky Stensaas, shot two weeks ago on Spring Lake in Carlton County.

Porcupine Feasting at Jay Cooke State Park

This video was shot by Mark “Sparky” Stensaas on May 3 for his blog, the Photonaturalist. Local porcupines have moved out of places like the West Duluth Porcupine Hotel and are giving up their diet of tree bark in favor of the more scrumptious catkins of Pussy Willows. Sparky’s specific post on this is called “Porcupine Spring Snack.”