Saturday, July 28, 2012

Wildlife in Yellowstone

Yellowstone was definitely the best place we went for wildlife. (There were also ravens everywhere; that link will take you to some shots of ravens playing in the sky.)

First, a chipmunk at Gibbons Falls

chipmunk

And another at Old Faithful

chipmunkA deer just inside the park boundary, crossing the road

deerBuffalo! Bison! We've seen warning signs everywhere, but finally in Yellowstone we saw the animals themselves. Magnificent!

bisonHere's a calf frolicking around its mother.

baby bison jumping

bisonAnd after a while at Madison River, where the elk herd comes according to the sign, we started to drive away and then spotted this gorgeous girl across the road, heading slowly for the river.

elk

elk

elk

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2 Comments:

At 1:31 PM, August 01, 2012 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

Did you catch sight of the Trumpeter Swans in the Madison River? Or stop at Gallatin National Forest to see the enormous geologic damage from the 1959 quake?

 
At 2:38 PM, August 01, 2012 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

We saw no swans at all. We did see a lot of the earthquake damage, though.

 

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