We just love Yellowstone, it has such incredible diversity, drop dead scenery, geothermal features, geysers, and tons of animals. We like to get up really early, before sunrise and get to one of our favorite spots just as the sun rises. This usually coincides with animals making their way back after their nightly forays for food. We were very lucky this year, our first day out to Lamar Valley, we saw 5 wolves. Too far off for pictures, but our spotting scope brings them right in. We slid down to Hayden Valley, and on the way saw 2 bull moose, the first time we have ever seen moose in the park, and then watched a grizzly for about 20 minutes as he made his way along the forest. Of course that doesn't count the hundreds of bison, the coyote, the eagles, the elk, the antelope, or the swans. It was a sensational quick visit.
|Welcome to Yellowstone!|
|Yellowstone traffic jam|
|Get off my road, he says.|
|As you can see they are right in the campground!|
|Even a guy with a funny looking antler does alright with the ladies,|
he had about 30 females with him!
|2 swans standing in shallow water|
|A coyote looking for a plump mouse for lunch|
|Rain moving off|
|Much nicer later on Blacktail Plateau|
|Licking his chops|
|And antelope too!|