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Monday, August 22, 2011

All Wild in Yellowstone Park Wy.

Howdy! Driving, sightseeing, & limited internet sites (none in Yellowstone Park) made  less time for social media. I apologize for the quality of these photos as I took them in the moment & are not the clearest but you'll get the general idea of what I viewed!     Later.......if internet sites permits     :)

Our day started with a pretty sunrise in Hayden Valley, a 'hot spot' for  wildlife in the morning hours. 

The early morning mists cleared to reveal a Grizzly bear sow with 2 cubs feeding on a carcass. A very kind photographer allowed me to view through his scope this truly amazing sight!  Hayden Valley

Hard to see, but  mama  Grizzly (on left) is on the alert & turns to see or hear an intruder approaching. 

Sure enough, a much larger Grizzly running very fast in the direction of grizzly family & carcass!  (he ran them off)

Bald Eagle ( a lifer! ) - Hayden Valley 

Lone female black Wolf  - Willow Park

Another view - Black female wolf - Willow Park
There were numerous sightings throughout the park area of 4-5 wolves traveling together but I was happy to get this one.

Small brown bear (grizzly?) traveling alone, but this is the closest my lens and I would get  with Mom most likely  near by.    Black-tail Deer Plateau

Bull Elk - Willow Park

Found this Gray Jay in the parking lot.   Upper Falls - Canyon Village


Birding is Fun! said...

last bird looks like a Gray Jay

Linda Rockwell said...

I'm so envious. I'd love to go back to Yellowstone NP. Wonderful photos. I agree with Robert. The last photo is a Gray Jay. Have fun!

Cindy said...

What wonderful sightings! I am going in September & hope I am as lucky! Enjoy!

Julie G. said...

Cynthia, a most wonderful series of images! So many magnificent sights! What an amazing experience to view the grizzly bears. Looks like an amazing trip so far. I'm looking forward to viewing more of the beautiful wildlife that you are seeing. Terrific post!

Cynthia White said...

Thank you Robert & Linda for the bird I.D. help - this is the first time I have ever seen this bird - another lifer. You will never view wildlife the same Cindy once you visit this park, and I hope you get great pictures. Thank you Julie for your kind words regarding my pics :)

candy said...

Hi your photos. You saw more animals than we did there. We didn't see a Grizzly or Wolf. We met you at West Yellowstone. Enjoyed our visit...Candy

Cynthia White said...

Hi Candy! Of course I remember you:) We had a great time and so nice to meet you & your husband at Bullwinkle's!!!!