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The wolf is such a keystone as is the grizzly as well as the beaver. All these species have experienced wide variance of population as we humans interfered and now with our elementary, but growing understanding of ecosystems try to undue damage we have done.
About three quarters around my loop I stopped to photograph a six point bull looking for the ladies and while photographing him a black wolf walked into the frame, stopped, posed then moved out of the frame. How fortuitous, I love it when serendipity smiles upon me!
I put all attention on my camera to get some proper adjustments fully expecting the wolves to be gone by the time I was could resume shooting.
A photographer that has read about wildlife behavior will have learned the behavioral signs of when an animal is getting irritated. When a bison is mad we will lift his tail, moose and elk will lay their ears back like a horse and start pawing the ground just to name a few. It is important to learn these things before approaching animals.
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 […]
The sow and four cubs awoke a half hour after my return and they put on a good show for about a half an hour 100 yards from the road then they disappeared into the trees. Our extended wait for the next appearance of the cubs came during a downpour of frozen snowballs that came at us sideways but very few of the dozens of us assembled where about to leave.
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 […]