This Saturday, I thought I'd share some of my favorite critter photos taken during our trip to Yellowstone National Park. If you've never been Yellowstone, you're missing out on some of the most beautiful scenery and wildlife in the USA. I hope to return there one day, and stay a bit longer.
This big guy was lounging in the grassy shore along a small river. When the elk stood up, several people backed away. He didn't seem to be bothered at all by the crowds...he slowly crossed the river and went on about his business.
Young elk eating some crispy green leaves
This female had just waded across the river so she was drip drying
Look at those cute little elk ears poking up :)
A bison and young calf grazing together
This big bull was sniffing me out. For a brief moment, I felt my arm hairs rise.
The largest bull elk I saw was in the Mammoth Springs area of Yellowstone park- he was massive! He and his female herd were in town for the first few weeks of rutting season. When a few of the cows wandered away, this assertive bull stood up, took a few steps and bugled loudly. The cows immediately returned to their herd. It was quite a spectacle to watch.
See the irony of these photos together? My perception of it- "If you're crazy enough to approach this bull, then you'll likely see the inside of this clinic".
I managed to capture photos of a couple coyotes in two separate areas of Yellowstone. One scampered along the river bank and the other walked unhurried through a large, open meadow.
I hope you enjoyed my critter photos today...I certainly enjoyed shooting them ;)
For more great critter photos, visit Saturday's Critters with our wonderful hostess, Eileen
Have a great Saturday and wonderful Labor Day weekend Peeps!!!