"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


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Late July Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks

The temperatures have been higher and so has the vegetation. Neither makes for easy wildlife sightings but we continue to look; visiting familiar areas that may still hold promise.

Spaulding Bay is one such place. It is at the end of a dusty unpaved road that winds through an area that was burned by a forest fire in the past.  It was there that we found this large mule deer buck...




He didn't give me time for many photos but this silhouette at the crest of the ridge is my favorite...



Returning to the park, in our newly repaired car, we passed an osprey nest.  Both birds were hunkered down in the heavy winds...



There is a small pond near Jackson Lake Lodge where a moose cow and her calf were causing a large traffic jam...





With her face in the water, the cow lost track of her calf which had moved to the edge of the pond...








On Monday we made a day trip to Yellowstone so that Cheryl and Kyle could hike Avalanche Peak. I used the time to locate the grizzly called Raspberry and her cub...





Even at 17 months old his mother's milk is an important addition to the cubs diet of beetle larvae, ants and vegetation...





Nothing like a nap on a log after a session of nursing...



We saw several bull elk on the Uhl Hill Road at sunset...



As always, thanks for visiting, be well and remember that a photograph not shared is a photograph wasted.

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