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Clarks Nutcracker on a Snag

Clarks Nutcracker on a Snag – While at the only rest area along the Beartooth Highway, I spotted this Clark’s Nutcracker on a snag several yards off the pavement.  With my then very new 150 to 600mm lens, I was able to bring the bird in much closer.  Through the magic of cropping, I then …

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Pronghorn Fawns At Play

Pronghorn Fawns At Play – During a drive along Stevens Creek Road, we spotted a group of Pronghorn fawns at play.  As we watched, the fawns ran around in circles with abandon as they exercised their young bodies.

Pronghorn Fawns Kicking Up Their Heels

Pronghorn Fawns Kicking Up Their Heels – These Pronghorn fawns kicking up their heels as they appeared to be playing.  Likely their play has as much to do with training their muscles and bodies for a life on the run.

What Do You want?

What You Want? – As we continued to watch, he gave us the “What you want?” look.  He was really great at posing.  I enjoyed the time spent with him a lot.

Are You Looking at Me?

You Looking at Me? – This Pronghorn Buck kept us watching for quite some time.  In this image, it was as though he was thinking, “You looking at me?”  We were near Stevens Creek in Yellowstone National Park.

Pronghorn Buck

Pronghorn Buck – I found this Pronghorn buck grazing along Old Yellowstone Road north of Gardiner, Montana.  He seemed to not be paying much attention to us at all as he ate the lush grasses of June.  Yellowstone National Park.

Osprey in Flight

Osprey in Flight – This Osprey, flying high above the Old Yellowstone Road north of Gardiner, Montana, gave me a brief opportunity to practice capturing images of birds in flight.  This has been a challenge for me, so getting a reasonably good shot made my day.

Elk Calf Alongside the Road

Elk Calf Alongside the Road – While it isn’t uncommon to see an elk calf alongside the road anywhere in the Yellowstone Ecosystem, it did seem odd that we were unable to determine which of the several elk cows might be the calf’s mother.  None seemed to be that close nor paying that much attention. …

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