While I know that increasing numbers of raccoons around the world occasionally make it a pest, who can resist that face? This closeup photo of a raccoon by Daniel Parent is lovely because of its simplicity. I really like the symmetry created by the animal's markings and the composition of the image. The focusing of the shot is absolutely perfect and the open mouth looks as though the raccoon is speaking to Daniel.
Daniel is predominantly a wildlife photographer, and has a great ability in capturing the animals' personalities. I strongly suggest use the link above to see the image on 500px and take your time to browse through the rest of his work. You'll like what you see!
You can see more of Daniel's work on his website: