#FeatheredFriday with Rayne the eastern screech owl. 🦉 She’s a rufous morph, as opposed to the more common gray morph, from Alabama. While her head tilt gives her an adorably inquisitive look, it’s the result of a nerve condition after she was struck by a car. The strike also blinded her in her left eye. Unable to survive in the wild, she now resides at the #TetonRaptorCenter where she is an ambassador, teaching the community about raptors. And yes, this little nugget is full grown and weighs only a third of a pound. Stop by the Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Visitors Center on Friday’s from 12-2 to see Rayne and other incredible raptors. .
Wyoming coyote. This cute little 'yote was busy snacking on a carcass when we first saw him at the Elk Refuge - but his curiosity got the better of him, and he just had to come see what we were doing. #nationalelkrefuge#wildlifephotography#coyote
The 2018 Winter Olympics 🇺🇸 open today in Pyeong Chang! Do you have what it takes? Test your athletic ability against our local “Olympians,” the wildlife residents of the National Elk Refuge! Do you have the balance of a bighorn sheep, the speed of an elk, or the vertical jump of a bison? Find out with interactive challenges at the The Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center! 📷 @brookie_rotelle
Wild Sheep Wednesday / Wildlife Wednesday ~ a big horn ram from my Jackson Hole Eco Tour in December, hanging out on the National Elk Refuge. This big guy had a limp, but also had a good sized group of ewes hanging with him ❄🐏🐑❄