Wildlife Response Services Photos

About the photos on this web site:

Many individuals have donated their photos and video for this site. Without them the images on this web site would not be possible. Please be mindful that all photos, video, and sound recordings on this web site are the property of the photographer and Wildlife Response Services, LLC and may not be used without written permission from the WRS Managing Director.

Released Pelican

After spending a significant amount of time in a rehabilitation facility, this juvenile brown pelican is learning to fish and fend for itself in its natural habitat.


Oiled Turtles

This small snapping turtle is one of several species of turtles that have been cared for by WRS staff members. The head is covered with a section of PVC pipe during the cleaning process to avoid harm to response personnel.

Red Eared Turtle

Red-Eared Slider

The characteristic red markings on the sides of the head of these turtles make them easy to identify. This hatchling was found hauled up on a containment boom with such significant contaminate on its body that black and a small portion of its green shell were the only colors visible. This turtle, dubbed Tarball, was released in a contaminate-free environment once cleaned and eating on its own.

Oven Bird


Not a common species to be admitted to the rehabilitation center during an incident, this tiny ovenbird was found resting on a section of containment boom during a recent incident. Unfortunately its journey brought it down to regain some of its strength at a contaminated site during the winter migration.



This beautiful loon was found hauled out on a shoreline near a spill site with significant contaminate covering its entire body. The bird had apparently re-surfaced after a dive and encountered a pool of contained oil. Not able to fly, it was easy to capture once out of the water. This photograph shows the loon enjoying freedom and exercising after completing rehabilitation with WRS, just prior to taking flight. See our video where the loon turns and with its mournful cry seems to say "Thank you' before making a quick departure.

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