View Full Version : Animal Life of Yellowstone

06-11-2003, 09:04 AM
While in Yellowstone we saw about every type of large animal that the park is home to except wolf, black bear and big horn sheep. Unfortuantely many of the animals were not as close this go round than when I have been there in the past.

While I realize that some of these photos are not world class, I hope you enjoy them :D

N.A. Bison/Buffalo were the most common animal we saw.

The calves were less than a month old.

I had never seen grizleys in my previous trips, but this time we say 5 of them. Here I was wishing for a bigger lense!

We saw fewer moose than we did bears! And again wishing for a longer lense!

While we saw many elk (mostly cows) they were not coming up close to the roads, but were way out in pastures. Two bull elk in velvet (including this one) were more willing, but the lighting was not good, as they had their backs to the late afternoon sun.

This osprey we saw at one of our very last stops. S/he was hunting. S/he was hovering over the water and we even got to see her dive once, but she missed the fish s/he was after and I missed the shots with my camera (darn shutter lag :().

06-11-2003, 10:42 AM
great photos cathy!!

I especially like the calf and the elk..

the moose one is good :)

06-11-2003, 10:43 AM
I wouldn't be complaining about these shots-they're marvelous! My fave is the calf! Too cute! I'll bet you were excited about the Grzzly-I would have been! Great trip!:clap: :clap: :cool: :D :clap:

06-11-2003, 11:34 AM
Originally posted by Crias
While I realize that some of these photos are not world class, I hope you enjoy them :D

I certainly enjoyed them an I just wish I could be there to see them for myself.


06-11-2003, 11:38 AM
I too enjoyed the tour.......... the moose was my fav. Nicely done......al

06-11-2003, 12:12 PM
Great shots Cathy. I especially like the bear. I wouldn't want to be any closer than that.

06-11-2003, 01:41 PM
These are wonderful shots, not just of the animals but also of the scenery behind them. The colours on the hillside in the first one are gorgeous. My favourite is definitely the moose though. I like mooses/meese/mise??:D

06-12-2003, 09:35 AM
Nice pictures - certainly something I don't see in my backyard everyday. :) I gotta make the trip out there sometime in my life!

06-12-2003, 10:09 AM
:clap: ~ My favorite is the MOOSE!!! ~ :clap:

(Oh...and I'M JEALOUS as he!! !!! That Osprey!!! :mad: ;) )

Cath...you did a great job!

06-13-2003, 09:51 AM
Great shots! Well despite not having a big lens, you captured some really nice wildlife. You were so close to that bull elk, shame you didn't get good light. Dunno why you didn't just run around the other side to get better light :D :D

Never been to one of the great parks, but hope to when my kids get a little older where they'll appreciate it.

The moose shot is my favorite, perfectly composed silhouette, ripples and all.

Thanks for sharing.


06-13-2003, 10:31 AM
Great Stuff
Certainly not something I get to see in NYC unless I go to the Bronx Zoo but then I would not have the scenery.

Love the osprey

06-13-2003, 11:38 AM
Cathy, these are wild!!! All of them are just great. I really like the first shot. Interesting similarity between the pose of the bear and that of the moose.

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