"A Sand County Almanac"

"THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT WILD THINGS AND SOME WHO CANNOT."
"FOR US IN THE MINORITY THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE GEESE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TELEVISION.".....Aldo Leopold




"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


Sunday, May 30, 2010

Reflections From Yellowstone National Park, 2009...

Animal interactions are not always what one might expect.  Here, a mother Pronghorn Antelope is driving a Coyote away from the area where her fawn is hiding...














In this photo, last years Grizzly Bear cub is trying to secure dinner from this herd of well over 50 Elk...




A Ruffed Grouse poses nicely in Grand Teton National Park...






This Elk jam started innocently enough.  The Elk was more than 100 yards from the road when traffic stopped to observe him.  The problem began when he decided to cross the road in the midst of a large crowd of tourists...










This young bull Moose has been near the dam at Lake Jackson for the past two years.  He is willing to have his picture taken if you don't approach too close...






Here is a case of a tourist not giving wildlife the right-of-way.  It was lucky for the tourist that the Elk was not in a belligerent mood, or the outcome might not have been good for either of them...




Note that in this picture the female is yielding the right-of-way...











All of these photos are from our visit in 2009.  We are looking forward to adding more from this year's trip.

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