The true spirit of the West.
Bull moose Knee high in Yellowstone NP. Neck high for you and me. 😊
Happy Spring! In just about one month we’ll starting seeing these little bison calves, sometimes called “red dogs,” showing up in the park 😊. Look for bison calves and nursery herds throughout the Northern Range and along the Madison River.
You know that trust fall thing that people do with each other? You fall backwards, trusting that the person behind you is going to catch you before you hit the ground. I've been thinking a lot about that concept lately, but I'm substituting the person behind me with my strengths.
Get to the point where you can trust fall on your strengths. Do it over and over. Forever. 🤞🏻
I would like to dedicate this post from my Yellowstone trip last month to
She is not only one heck of a backcountry skiing guide, but also a valiant steward to our planet and big voice for protecting our winters through her work with
, among other accolades. So, yeah, she’s a badass!! After Kt led me on a 2,500 foot uphill ski to our peak (that took around 4 hours) and we floated back down through a carpet of pristine powder (that took around 4 minutes;)), we then set out for an afternoon safari to cap off the day. Her keen eye for wildlife led to spotting this amusing and independent little fella. We followed along as he made his way upstream until he found his honey hole. He posted up to fill his belly and have a few rolls in the snow while we watched in awe. An otter sighting in Yellowstone is comparable to finding a needle in a haystack, making this unexpected moment such an incredible book end to an already epic day!! Thank you Kt, for sharing your knowledge, for all that you do for our planet and it’s inhabitants, and for being the absolute best guide this rookie could have asked for!! Note: These photos were taken with a zoom lens and cropped. Please respect wildlife and give them their personal space.
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My favorite part about Yellowstone is that you’re almost guaranteed to see a bunch of wildlife. The park was only open to Mammoth Springs, but we saw baby Bighorn Sheep, radio collared Pronghorn Antelope, and adorable young Bison.
This weekend we were given a very brief encounter with one of Yellowstone's elusive species – a snowshoe hare. You can see their tracks everywhere in the snow, but their habits don't lead to many daytime sightings. This one appears to be losing its winter white coat already, although you can see it doesn't quite blend in with its current environment. Winter is still holding on here, and I still see no breaks in the ten day forecast.
Canon 5D Mark IV & 400mm f/2.8L IS + 2x extender
ISO 800 - f/7.1 - 1/500s (handheld)
Though there still is plenty of winter left in Yellowstone, today is the last official day of winter on the calendar. Roads to Old Faithful, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and other locations in the park’s interior open up for the spring season starting Friday, 4/20 (weather dependent). See you then, Old Faithful!
After the summer rut, comes Autumn, and a chance to fatten up before the weather turns. Having endured millennia of Sub zero temperatures, the bison bull is well suited for Winter's hardships. But winter is not sentimental, and in the high mountains, and even in the valleys of Yellowstone, she selfishly clings to her reign like a thoughtless queen, immune and insulated from the struggles of her poor subjects. So while those at lower climes begin to see the arbors bud and green bulbs shoot their first small gifts into the warm sunlight, here the ancient monarch refuses to release her cold grip and the strong bulls now show their iron ribs through their heavy hides. The raging bulls of summer begin to quietly pass, simply lying down in the cold night and some never rising again. And so begins the time of plenty for wolves, foxes, coyotes, ravens, eagles and even the waking grizzly boar. Spring will come to this wild place, too soon for some, not soon enough for others. 🐺 OldWolfPhoto.com. 🐺
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Red fox, showing off some personality while rolling in the snow
It’s Scenic Sundays! Today’s photograph is of Cliff Geyser and Iron Spring Creek at the Black Sand Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone National Park is world renowned for its geysers, hots springs, and other thermal features. It sits on a large caldera of magma and is constantly releasing that hot heat and stem in various forms. Everyone knows the geyser Old Faithful, but did you know there are over 500 geysers in Yellowstone (over 60 percent of the world’s geysers)?! Cliff Geyser is located in the Black Sand Basin on the Grand Loop Road close to the area of Old Faithful. A. C. Peale, geologist for the 1872 Hayden Expedition, named this feature for its cliff-like wall of geyserite formed around the crater and for its location on the edge of Iron Spring Creek. An indication of a pending eruption is that the crater nearly fills with boiling water. As the eruption begins, jets of water explode through the pool 15 to 40 feet high. The interval is irregular, lasting between a half hour to 18 hours, and there may be weeks or even years of dormancy.
I took this photo in June of 2012. We were lucky enough to make it to the Black Sand Basin during an eruption of Cliff Geyser! I like this photo because of the geyser erupting and the beautiful contrast between the blues and greens of the creek and the oranges and yellows of the bacteria mats running off from the hot springs in to the creek.
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Wyoming. Look but don’t touch 🔥
As I made my way east, after a long frozen day in Lamar Valley, I passed through Soda Butte Valley where the late afternoon sun cast long lonely winter shadows across the snow frosted landscape, reminding me of games of hide and seek in the woods from my childhood. We would follow each other's post holed footsteps though the snow to suss out our quarry. Seeing mysterious paw prints crossing through the willows, I traced them further to the east, until I came to a rise, rolling down into the icy creek below, like icing on a grand white wedding cake. At the crest, standing motionless like a groom waiting for his love, the canid gazed longingly with his back to the setting sun. The coyote song is more of a tenor, when compared to the deep soulful baritone of the wolf, still in the quiet of the waning day, he managed set a lonesome tune. 🐺 OldWolfPhoto.com. 🐺
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Not a lot of times you come across wildlife that’s comfortable around humans, this beautiful looking otter is one amount the others that was very comfortable around us, while we spent time around him.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA | 24-Jan-17