Even with all the hiking I did find time for photography so would like to share a few of my favorite memories with you.
The first photo is from Schwabachers Landing along the Snake River. The short drive down a rough dirt road is worth the trip for a wonderful view of the Tetons and their reflection in the still waters of the landing.
|Schwabacher Landing, Teton Nat'l Park|
I saw this bull moose several times along the Gros Ventre River. There was also a cow with two calves which I imagine were his offspring.
In Yellowstone's Hayden Valley things were getting excited with the bull Bison in"rut". During this time the males aggressively court the females and are focused on either intimidating other males or finding love with the bison ladies. One of their strategies for impressing the females is to wallow in dusty areas know as a bison wallow. The bull below maybe spent too much time in the wallow. You'll notice he has his selected lady close by.
|Bull Bison with his lady close by|
We found this juvenile moose just outside the east entrance of the park as we returned from a trip out to the Buffalo Bill Cody Museum.
We spotted this coyote several times in the Canyon area.
The rut season for elk was still a few weeks away. This healthy bull elk was in the burn area of the Arnica Fire of 2009 near West Thumb. His antlers were still in velvet but that will soon change.
It was a great trip and I'm already thinking of returning to Yellowstone in 2013. You will find more pictures at my website. The opening slide show on the homepage is all from this trip.
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