This is the first image from our Poison Water Spring series.
Remember that place?
I said staking a camera in the spring was taking a chance.
Well, the camera filled nearly 2 gigabytes of memory with images in the first 8 days, and then something strange happened.
The Pelican case mysteriously popped open and the batteries dropped into the water.
The camera remained perched within inches of water on its 1-inch aluminum shelf.
Not to worry -- Craig recovered the batteries from the water; they were intact and no damage was done.
A lot of animals visited and emerged from Poison Water in those 8 days, and California quail took first place for sheer numbers.
The population is doing well, as you can see.