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What a fine little gift Canon gave to me in my D5 Mark ll I bought a few years ago, HD video. I never was a video shooter, and I had no plans to start.
Grand Teton Park’s Grizzly 610 and cubs forage, frolic, and fight to the delight of this photographer. Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park have become a great place for watching grizzly bears.
A year of video and stills compressed into YouTube’s fifteen-minute format. It was a great year of bears, wolves, elk and such. The video starts at the beginning of the year and takes you through to the end. Since it was too long I had to remove all of the Grizzly 399 and 310 footage as well as other wildlife dramas but they can be found elsewhere here on the blog.
In late November of 2005 she denned up in the Teton Wilderness north of Grand Teton National Park for hibernation. The following spring, she emerged with three new cubs in tow. Almost immediately, the sow and cubs drew large crowds, as they became a sensation unlike any Grand Teton Park grizzly in modern memory.
The more I watch wildlife the more I don’t know!I have been living in the Yellowstone region for twenty-five years and have spent many hours, days, months and years observing wildlife as I photographed them or watching them while leading wildlife tours. Just when I think I am understanding wildlife they throw me a curve ball.
Elephant seals are funny looking any time of the year but to watch them at breeding season is a special treat that will tickle your funny bone. The rookery is a very noisy place during the breeding season as males bellow threat vocalizations, pups squawk to be fed, and females squabble with each other over prime location and pups.
Spring in Yellowstone it the best time to see Grizzly Bears. The peaks are full of snow and all the food is in the valley bottoms where the rivers and creeks flow. Most of Yellowstone’s roads are built along the creeks and rivers in the valley bottoms where the bears forage for food in the [...]
Wolves are very efficient predators; the grizzly bears are bigger than the wolves. The wolves kill the prey then the grizzlies take the kill away from the wolves. The Yellowstone Grizzly has been one of the benefactors of wolf reintroduction because of the bonanza of protein that had been much harder to get, as grizzlies aren’t as efficient hunters as the wolves.
Bull elk make a sound called a bugle, a true sound of the wilderness that starts as a bellow, changes to a loud whistle, and ends in a series of grunts. The bugling serves to challenge to other bulls and to attract the cow elk. This timeless wilderness show can be seen in the meadows of Yellowstone and other places where there is no hunting pressure, where elk are hunted they are unapproachable and are often hiding in the safety of the deep forest. Some bugle a lot, others infrequently.
The spring of 2010 brought a nice surprise to Yellowstone National Park, A grizzly sow with four new cubs put on quite a show in Yellowstone’s northwest corner. The sow was dubbed Quadra Mom. One of the quadruplets was a runt half the size of the others and was often seen hitchhiking on his [...]
A mother moose nurses a newborn calf she delivered after being attacked by wolves. This was a touching scene as the mother moose was clearly in trauma, yet she was still very consciences about the care of her newborn calf. The care she gave the calf despite injuries all over her body from a wolf [...]
JACKSON WYOMING – On a cold and snow day two miles north of Jackson Wyoming in the valley called Jackson Hole a wildlife drama played out right above the highway that travels between East Gros Ventre Butte and the National Elk Refuge. This spot was conveniently located right above a large turnout that rapidly became [...]