Late last fall I took a small detour from one of my driving trips and made the loop through Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. It was cold, foggy and dreary. I didn't expect much pixel punching. To my surprise I saw a lot more than expected and had my CF card warm in no time. There was the nice immature red-tailed hawk that posed for me; the small buck that decided to wander along in front of me, a doe who thought she was hiding behind the tall grasses and several vultures who drooled over me (must have been the smell) until they realized I was still alive.