Photo: Hello, Mink!

A swimming mink with its head out of the water

Tony LePrieur / Flickr

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 with "photo of the day" in the subject line.