Male Pine Grosbeak Photo, Wrangell - St. Elias National Park, Al
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
A male grosbeak surveys the snowy landscape of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, its bright orange and black feathers a striking contrast against the white.
With its large, conical beak and distinctive song, the grosbeak is a favorite among birdwatchers.
As winter sets in, this male seems undaunted by the cold, its vibrant plumage and bold voice a sign of the beauty that can be found even in the bleakest of seasons.
A photo of a male Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator), perched on a small spruce tree in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
Pinicola enucleator. Photo © copyright by Carl Donohue.