"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


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Grand Teton National Park - Continued


Wolf sightings were non-existent this week, and bear sightings were fleeting.  The good news is that we saw our first otter of 2016 searching for food in Pacific Creek.  I don’t know of any other animal that seems to have so much fun while going about its daily routine…


After turning over rocks and chasing fish, the otter suddenly left the water and raced across a log…



 To reach what appears to be the otter toilet…




A chipmunk seems mesmerized by an insect hovering nearby…



A moose and her calf fed in the pond below Jackson Lake Lodge, creating quite a traffic back up…








This great blue heron was wading in the Snake River at cattleman’s landing…



Also on the Snake was this white pelican…



And a female common golden eye…



And this raven taking flight…



We saw many pronghorns on the grasslands…






This pronghorn buck was in the sagebrush before sun rise.  He was scent marking and making scrapes as he moved about…







A mule deer buck, with antlers covered in velvet, in the woods near Spaulding Bay…



A sand hill crane in tall grass…



This small black bear was near the road at the Jackson Lake dam…



What I believe to be a prairie falcon chick, on the verge of fledging, is in a nest cavity at Uhl Hill…



Charred trees are everywhere in the forests due to fires from past years...




Here is the same image rendered in black and white.  Which do you prefer?...



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1 comment:

  1. Beautiful pics. I like the one in color better.

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