Returning to the park entrance we photograph elk, bison and bighorn sheep and spot three coyotes lounging in the snow. This has been an exceptional day for winter wildlife-viewing in Yellowstone.
On that February day three years ago Tim and I were too far away from the wolf to take pictures of her. If you would like to view pictures of Yellowstone's wolves, click here.
If you're lucky enough to be touring Yellowstone during the winter season, it's a good idea to stop at the Visitor Center to learn about recent wildlife sightings. The rangers are not inundated with people—as during the busy summer months—and they're happy to share their time and wisdom with you.
To learn more about the wolf recovery program in Yellowstone National Park, visit this site: http://www.nps.gov/yell/naturescience/wolves.htm
Enjoy the following wildlife photos from the Lamar Valley in northern Yellowstone:
|A lone bison in the Lamar Valley.|
|Mule deer in a meadow.|
|Bighorn Sheep browsing on winter vegetation.|
|Elk foraging on a wind-swept hill.|
|This bison was near enough to the car to|
get a good shot with a telephoto lens.
|The bison uses his massive head as a plow,|
burrowing through the snow to find food.
|A Bison and her calf face a chilly day.|