Almost ashamed to post to this thread after all the stunning images you guys have taken but this is the best I could do. At least, these are some of my favorites:
Newborn; just a few minutes old:
Coy little Baby Bear:
ISO 1600 in the deep woods, converted to Sepia:
One of an 8-shot sequence of this coyote yawning:
Animated GIF of the whole yawn here: (Animated by one of my friends for me.)
I hope everyone has a wonderful 2006 and that you capture many more great images.