Bears. Everyone loves the bears. They can be the most challenging to find, and get good photos of, but so nice when you get that chance. It’s definitely right place, right time with them. They move around, people move around, and sometimes our paths cross. There are areas where your chances go up though, areas where bears are known to be.
Then you just have to hope they cooperate.
“I’m not coming out, it’s too peopley out there.”
We were walking on a trail we enjoy, and saw this bear clear out on a limb getting hawthorn berries. This is the time of year when they focus on getting fat, hyperphagia, and the berries are a prime source of food.
One thing I like to photograph in Wyoming is the bison. They are big, scruffy, and given their body size, fast. I’ve always thought they seemed out of proportion. Huge heads and shoulders, small waist and rear ends, and fairly short legs.
This has been a weird year, shocking I know. This weird though is the weather here in Jackson. It’s been unseasonably warm all summer, which I’m kinda glad we missed, but after our brief cold snap, it’s warmed up again. The fall colors are just barely starting to happen though, which I’m glad about.
The snow and cold cleared out the small amount of smoke, and we had gorgeous blue bird skies for a few days. One morning I had the pleasure of watching 6 moose. Two cow calf pairs, and a couple of small bulls. This calf is apparently a boy, because he is curious and kind of a rule breaker.
I watched him walk right up to the other moose mom, who quickly kicked at him to make him go away. He ran back to his mom, who wasn’t happy about the whole situation. She started going towards the other pair, and making it known that she did not want them around. Ears back, and verbalizing she pushed then towards the river. They quickly obliged, and crossed to the other side.