Back in the Land of Wildlife
It’s been a busy week, mostly because we are back in the land of wildlife, and it’s all I can do to keep up with all the photos I have taken in the past 5 days. I know…first world problems. Lol.
We got to Jackson Hole last Wednesday, and after getting the RV situated, we took our chairs to sit beside the river. Of course I didn’t have my camera, and we soon discovered the mountain blue birds were catching bugs right next to us. So, I walked back, and got our cameras. The stoneflies were hatching, and this guy clearly had a family to feed, he has 2 in his mouth in this photo.
He kept flying to this nearby branch, then would swoop down, get a bug, and fly back up. He would then smack the bug on the branch to kill it.
The robins were all about it too.
It was enjoyable to say the least.
After dinner we took a drive and came across this pronghorn. They are so funny because they are just so curious. He was walking right towards us, then decided to go to the right.
Kestrels are one of my favorite birds, but I have never had the chance to photograph one. They are just so dang fast. This guy sat still for us long enough to get several shots.
Then he was off.
We were also treated to a wonderful Teton sunset.
The next morning I set out early for a walk. The buck and I were both startled. Such a handsome guy.
And then, the big treat was seeing this young moose and mom. The little one was a bit unsure about me, which I think in turn made mom nervous. I just stayed calm, kept a good distance, and tried to portray a non threatening stance.
But oh, this fuzzy moose butt.
A couple times mom put her ears back and walked towards me, she didn’t charge, but she let me now I wasn’t entirely welcome. I backed off and gave them a lot of space. They looped around, and came towards me just a little.
The baby went closer to mom, got some love, nursed, and then lied down. Mom soon followed, and that was that.
I kept walking, and came across a cute merganser family. I’m not sure who startled who the most in this encounter. The babies sure can paddle fast when they want to.
It’s wonderful to be back here, and boy do I have some cute photos to share with you guys.