Every single day is like walking into a “choose your own National Geographic wildlife” adventure.
We would start the day early and head out for a drive..
…the road bends slightly and look what awaits on the other end of the curve..
This is one of those moments when time just stood still for me. Only when the last bison of the herd passed us did I realise that I’d been holding my breath. And they don’t move fast at all. They were unfazed by the cars and the traffic that built up with their mini-exodus / morning walk.
As they should remain unfazed. This is their land, their home, their territory. We were the outsiders.
Every moment inside Yellowstone is an opportunity to spot animals in their natural habitat. Sometimes its so easy. They could be right under your nose and you can’t even recognise it.
|larry curly and moe
|a lone coyote
Other times its a case of a “what-wazzit?” clue
Some just really stood out
|a male bull elk guarding his female
the very pretty doe
the male elk had to sort of puff his chest out and get into protective mode as there were a number of people (including us) gathered round to observe him and his mate go about their normal morning walk.
So many moments consisted of having an animal grazing strategically just where you want them to be for that perfect “on-location” shot:
|this can probably stand for an iconic poster of what Yellowstone is all about.