Nothing will make my day more than getting some good shots of an animal that not only have I never photographed before, but also never even seen before. Such was the case yesterday while returning from Jackson Peak and taking the scenic route around Goodwin Lake in the Gros Ventre Wilderness outside of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. As I approached a small boulder field, I could hear pika calling from above and I was hoping to get a decent shot of one. Upon stepping a bit closer, however, I noticed something I had never seen before poking its head out from one boulder after another. This long-tailed weasel was not only searching for food, but also in the process of changing its coat from its summer brown into its winter white (the remaining brown being found on its back). Known for its curiosity, it got close enough to get some pretty decent shots and was even kind enough to follow the same trail we were on!