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I momentarily gave pause to think of what a bad dad I was for suspending common to endeavor a nonessential photo excursion when the weatherman and the Department of Transportation, both were telling everyone to stay home. I really had no time to fret over it much, or the roads would close, and my long weekend would be spent at home.
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep make their homes in the highest parts of the mountains, where people find it difficult to go and the Greater Yellowstone region is home to thousands. The grace and beauty of the Bighorn Sheep is a treasure to see if you are lucky enough to come across any.
Yellowstone’s black bears are a favorite of park visitors mostly because of the clown like antics of the cubs but also because of the sheer joy of finding a bear, any bear. Black Bears can be seen most anywhere in Yellowstone at anytime except winter.
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.
I don’t know how many times I have hit my front door at four AM to find miserable slush or pounding rain on my front step and had the overwhelming urge to go back to bed, but over the years I have found that some of my best photos were born in inclement weather situations.
The most common here is the Great Horned Owl which is one of the most widespread owls in North America. Great Grey Owls frequent the area and may be found in the boreal forest. Great Gray Owl feeds on small rodents like mice and squirrels.
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 [...]