Watching Wolves…

On Sunday my husband and I had the opportunity to go on a snow coach, whose name was Rosebud, through Yellowstone Park.  We have been through Yellowstone many times throughout other times of the year but never winter.  We love going to Yellowstone, and the winter version did not disappoint!  Seeing everything under a blanket of snow was truly beautiful.  We seen abundant wildlife and had a wonderful tour guide.  We used Alpen Guides based in West Yellowstone, their classic snow coaches were too cool!  The oldest snow coach there has been in service since 1953….

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Like I mentioned above, we were able to see abundant wildlife but the coolest of the two critters we saw were very far away.  Luckily, there were spotting scopes available to look at them close up.  The first critter was a male grizzly, out of hibernation in February which is very rare.  He is very groggy here and a taking a nap under a tree, you probably have to use your imagination to see him here but really he is there! lol…7J8A1537-Edit

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Two wolves sunning themselves on a distant hill.  You might be able to see the whiter wolf if you squint your eyes real hard, the second one is off to the right in a bit of a hole… I had major lens envy with the people there and their huge prime lenses! lol!7J8A1496-Edit

We seen a lot of other critters that I’ll share later!

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Ptarmigan…

This last summer/fall my husband and I took a little hike on Ptarmigan Trail in Glacier National Park…IMG_2104

It was a gorgeous, blue skied day with the autumn leaves just starting to change…IMG_1920

We spotted these little ptarmigan cross the trail in front of us…IMG_2128-Edit IMG_2132-Edit IMG_2133-Edit IMG_2137-Edit IMG_2140-Edit

Oh! And we seen this above the trail…

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Big ole sow grizzly snacking on berries…IMG_2019-Edit-Edit

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Yellowstone Grizzly…

 

On our 10 day camping trip to Yellowstone Park and Grand Tetons, we managed to see just about everything except for a grizzly bear.  At dusk, on the last day of our trip we spotted this beautiful bear…

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And the kids viewing from the top of the van…

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Bearly…

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Glacier National Park, summer of 2012.

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On this particular day we had the privilege of watching this big boar grizzly bear for about 30 minutes.

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And I ended up with my first case of true lens envy!  lol

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Still it was quite an exciting time for our family to watch this hungry guy do a bit of foraging while moving through.

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