"A Sand County Almanac"

"THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT WILD THINGS AND SOME WHO CANNOT."
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"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


Saturday, May 7, 2016

Grand Teton National Park - May 7

What an incredible time we have had over the past three days.  In addition to the gorgeous mountain views...



The aspens beginning to leaf...





Wildlife sightings haven been frequent and interesting.  Although the skies have often been overcast we enjoyed finding sand hill cranes on two occasions...




If you have followed my blog for a while you already know that I am a fan of sun-roofs for bird photography.  The following series, taken on Moose-Wilson Road, is an example of why...




Uh-Oh! Busted...





The weather changes quickly in these mountains...


A mountain bluebird resumes feeding after the deluge...


At the end of the wilderness road we found a ruffed grouse feeding on tender new buds...



We have heard about wolves in the Teton area for years, but try as we may, our efforts to see even one have always been unsuccessful.  This despite the plentiful favored food of wolves: elk...



While watching the elk in the previous photo we finally spotted our first Teton wolf as he followed
their trail...


Within minutes the large grey wolf was in front of us...


A short while later it was followed by a dark wolf...


That evening we saw a total of four wolves, two of which were chasing elk.
The next day we waited at the same location and the dark wolf appeared again...



This morning we got a late start but returned to the area of our previous sightings anyway. We were taken by surprise when a white-faced grey wolf loped across the road in front of us. Luckily, it stopped long enough me to take a photo...


After our wolf encounter we headed for Colter Bay to check the area for foxes.  Along the way a large male black bear was feeding near the road...


He needed to do a little face wiping after all that digging...




After the excitement of the morning we encountered a young moose in the process of shedding her winter coat...


Thanks for visiting, be well and come back soon.

2 comments:

  1. Steve, Looks like you are capturing a lot of very nice images! Nice to bump into you in the park. Mike Jackson

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  2. So beautiful, thank you for sharing!

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