You can smell it on the wind, see it in the trees, and feel it in the air - autumn is coming, and in some places - it's already here. For animals, this is the time for hunting and hoarding food, for they feel the change, and know that winter is coming. Enjoy these gorgeous photos of animals experiencing autumn themselves...
|Red fox after capturing a mouse standing in the golden foliage of autumn.
"I know the lands are lit, with all the autumn blaze of Goldenrod."
Helen Hunt Jackson
|Adorable puppy playful with the many leaves around it.|
Horses roaming fall-time Colorado.
|A pack of beautiful white wolves against the background of golden autumn leaves.|
|A black squirrel standing as contrast to the lovely colors around him.|
|"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." Albert Camus
Majestic deer walking among the fires of fall colors.
|"Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree."
A dirty little baby boar looking for grubs among the leaves.
|A Grizzly bear photographed at Denali National Park.|
|“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
A beautiful bobcat standing among the red leaves of autumn.
|A giraffe almost blending among the myriad colors of autumn foliage.|
“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”
|An adorable kitten up on the red tree.|
|A busy squirrel is making a hoard of nuts before winter arrives.
“Autumn is the hardest season. The leaves are all falling, and they're falling like they're falling in love with the ground.” Andrea Gibson
|A white deer at the Seneca Army Deposit in New York.|
|“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.”
Graceful swans exchanging affection.
|Wild turkeys looking for a good hiding spot before thanksgiving...|
|A cautious wolf patiently standing among the deep red foliage.
“Aprils have never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning.”
|A jaguar using great camouflaging skills to blend with the autumn landscape.|
|Three adorable hares sitting among the soft leaves.|
|“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!” Humbert Wolfe
Giant panda relaxing on a beautiful autumn day.
|Monkey climbing a tall tree limb in Japan.|
|A herd of elephants making its way through the autumn grass.
“I loved autumn, the one season of the year that God seemed to have put there just for the beauty of it.” Lee Maynard
|Caribou in autumn tundra with beautiful Denali National Park, Alaska, snowy mountains in the background.|
|Black cat ready to pound through the foliage|
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