Culture Art & Media Photo: Hello, Mink! By Melissa Breyer Editorial Director Hunter College F.I.T., State University of New York Cornell University Melissa Breyer is Treehugger’s editorial director. She is a sustainability expert and author whose work has been published by the New York Times and National Geographic, among others. our editorial process Melissa Breyer Updated August 13, 2020 Tony LePrieur / Flickr Share Twitter Pinterest Email Culture History Travel Sustainable Fashion Art & Media Holidays Community Our photo of the day comes from Calgary, Canada. What a face! Aren't mink adorable? Aside from that sweet mug, they have squat little legs and loads of tail, in fact, one third of their length is thanks to their tail. Mink are very much at home in the water where they hunt for food – impressively, they can dive as deep as 16 feet. And get this: According to New Hampshire PBS, when a mink is content, it makes a purring sound like a cat. Purrr. Thank you to photographer Tony LePrieur for this great shot, reflection and all. Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on Flickr and add your pictures to the group. Alternatively, send it to email@example.com with "photo of the day" in the subject line.