Well, I’m back!

I’m back home now and have more than 2300 images to go through.  I thought that I’d share a few highlights. The previous images were all taken in Grand Teton NP.  All but the last one in this post were taken in Yellowstone.

This Big Boy was standing guard over his harem which included a couple of young.  I was on my way to West Yellowstone early in the morning when I saw him.  I always feel so lucky to get a shot like this.

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Big Boy in the River

The next morning, I headed to Lamar Valley where there are hundreds of bison. I always try to leave camp long before the sun comes up to catch the early morning glow.

Because they were up on ridge, I hiked out to get some shots of the herd with the hills in the background.  As I did so, they started to move towards me so I had to scurry back towards my car. The above was taken just before they crossed the road in front of me.

Who's really in charge here?

This bison must have known that he was holding up traffic.  As you can see, he’s sticking his tongue out as he’s crossing the road right in front of me!

The following day, I went to Gardiner which is 5 miles north of the park to do some laundry and to get something good to eat.  Had the best grilled cheese sandwich and onion rings ever!  On the way back, I saw several big horned sheep right at mid day.  Now this guy doesn’t have really impressive horns but he seems to be doing alright because he had a couple of ewes with him.

This last picture is for all you horse lovers out there.  It was taken as I was heading home. I decided to go through Teton NP to Jackson on my way to the Teton Raptor Center. This was such a beautiful scene with the low clouds and fog that I had to stop to take the shot.

Horses grazing in the morning

Well, that’s it for now.  I hope you’ve enjoyed these images.  I’ll post more as I go through the rest of the 2300.  My goal is to have them sorted in a real gallery.  It might take a while for me to figure that out so, please stay tuned.

Thanks for coming!

 

 

 

Finally got good light!

This was taken last night as the sun was going down and the light was actually in the correct position!  Some days you just get lucky.

I actually had to wait a couple of hours for them to get up from their nap. I think that it was worth it!

Heard wolves howling at the full moon last night and a great horned owl started hooting at about 3:30 this am.  It was great!

Took some images of elk this morning but I haven’t downloaded them yet.  Stay tuned!

Where am I?

This was taken yesterday morning as the sun was coming up! The lighting is not very good but it should give you an idea of where I am.

Bull Moose Crossing the River

The image below was taken the previous day. My goal was to get images of moose. A ranger suggested that I go to the boat dock on the other side of Jenny Lake. He suggested that I get there before the first boat arrives because it’s arrival often scares off the moose. The only way to get there would be to hike in 1.7 miles. Now Children, I know that you’re not suppose to hike alone. He convinced me that as long as I made a lot of noise, I’d be ok but to be sure to have my bear spray handy. I figured that if I sang loudly, that would be enough to scare away any bears in the area. (if you heard me sing out loud, you’d surely agree) He was right.  I may post those images later. Along the way, I spied this osprey nest. After staying at it for about 2.5 hrs, I was rewarded with this image.

The following image was taken this morning.

Mother Moose and Calf

Have you guessed where I’ve been?

Thanks for coming!  Stay tuned!