Yellowstone and Dryhead May 23 and 24, 13

May 23rd:

This past week of traveling with Ginger probably counts as one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life. First we headed to Yellowstone in hopes of filming coyotes and black bear. Before we could get too far we saw the characteristic bison bull.

There were more in the area, but for some reason this guy seemed the most photogenic to me.

There were more in the area, but for some reason this guy seemed the most photogenic to me.

Next we saw a blond coyote which Ginger filmed. It was the first wild coyote I have seen and was a very exciting experience for me.

The coyote was a bit far away, but it was beautiful with its blond coat.

The coyote was a bit far away, but it was beautiful with its blond coat.

The next wildlife sighting we saw a black bear. It was munching on grass on the side of the road and causing a bit of a car jam. Luckily after negotiating with some of the other drivers Ginger was able to park and we were able to get out and watch.

The bear stayed in the same area for a long time before eventually runing away.

The bear stayed in the same area for a long time before eventually running away.

Lastly, bison calves are too cute not to share photos of:

It was fun watching these two play.

It was fun watching these two play.

This calf seemed less outgoing than the other one and a bit closer to its mom.

This calf seemed less outgoing than the other one and a bit closer to its mom.

May 24th:

The next morning was spent in Yellowstone. We did not see anymore coyotes or black bears, but we did see a grizzly through a scope. We did see a cow moose and her yearling, though.

This is the yearling as mom was busy eating behind some willows.

This is the yearling as mom was busy eating behind some willows.

After Yellowstone, we headed to the Dryhead portion of the Pryors. There was saw a very photogenic group of bighorn sheep.

This ewe was particularly independent.

This girl was particularly independent. The rest of them didn’t seem to know what to do with her.

 

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