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Friday, May 13, 2016

Grand Teton National Park - 5/12/16

Wolf sightings have continued since my last blog update. Unfortunately, photo opportunities have not.  Our most recent sightings have been beyond the range of my longest lens.

A drive up the wilderness road did yield a young bull moose...



The most excitement of recent days has been the emergence of Grizzly Bear 399 from hibernation with her COY (cub of the year)...


Our friend, Bernie Scates, has spent many hours watching for the appearance 399 and his diligence paid off when he was the first person to see her in 2016.  Bernie claimed naming rights for the cub and from now on it will be called "Snowy"...


If you don't know the history of 399 I would encourage you to click on the following link:


One evening Cheryl and I drove up the Gros Ventre Road.  We found a small band of rocky mountain big horn sheep on the steep hill side...



There was a particularly energetic lamb racing across the steep red hills, leaping each obstacle with ease...




A day or so later we found Grizzly 610 on Pacific Creek Road...


Later, we spotted this coyote with a "pom-pom" tail.  I don't know if it was just shedding its winter coat or was suffering from mange...


Near the southern end of the park we found a stand of Aspens back lit by the setting sun...


There are three celebrity grizzly bears roaming the Tetons.  The next image is of Blondie, taken near Pilgrim Creek...


There are many wetlands in the park created by beaver dams.  This is one of the most cooperative beavers I have ever encountered...


On the topic of cooperative wildlife, this ruffed grouse allowed me to approach within eight feet...




We spent the better part of this morning trying to get a photo of 610.  I like the next image best...


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2 comments:

  1. Dear Unknown, yes 610 and almost all of the adult grizzlies in GTNP are collared for research purposes.

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