This is my current mood... knocking stuff off my to-do list! This image is one I had been trying to get with one of the beavers from the colony I've been photographing. It was never the right light, the beaver dove, or I couldn't get the angle I wanted. In all the times trying, the beaver was never carrying a branch. My patience and persistence paid off! I've been asked many times how I manage to capture the images I do... really, it all comes down to patience and persistence. To quote another Canadian icon - Wayne Gretzky, "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."