An Assortment of Wildlife
It’s always nice to find an assortment of wildlife to photograph. I love everything from the big mammals, to birds. They all hold a fascination for me, and have a beauty all their own.
When I was exploring on Saturday, this raven flew into a tree above me. I love, love ravens so of course I had to get his photo.
I also saw this momma moose with her young one all curled up and trying to stay warm. This was a first for me, to see a moose curled up like a puppy. I’m sure they get chilly though, like everyone else.
That evening we went back to where I had seen these two, and found this impressive bull moose. Look at the neck on this guy. This was a new bull moose for me, so that was fun.
Sunday morning we got up super early, and started hiking along the snake river. I had originally wanted to get some landscape shots with the Tetons, but it was pretty cloudy over the mountains. So we hiked in the foggy, misty river bottom instead. We turned into the thick forest, because we had herd elk bugling in the woods. We did the major sneak….no twig breaking, as quite as a mouse. We caught glimpses of elk in the trees, but they knew we were there and the forest is so thick it was impossible to get good shots.
This bull was huge. I wish I could have got him out in the open.
Not a better way to spend a morning though. It was gorgeous. And FYI, we always go hiking with bear spray. You would be foolish not to.
We drove towards Teton national park, and hit an animal jam. I hopped out with my camera, not knowing what everyone was seeing. Right away, a momma moose and her young one were running in my general direction. They just wanted to get into the trees, and away from all the people.
I snapped this shot of the young one. They then blended into the forest, and everyone went on their merry way.
Remember back in early July when I showed you this photo of the cygnets? I took this shot July 10th, and there were 6 babies. A few days later there were 5, and somewhere along the line they became 3.
Look how they have grown! 2 of them are gray, and one is white.
They are still hanging out with mom and dad though.
And I just have to share this stormy Teton photo I took on Saturday.