The Yellowstone Spring 2015 Wildlife & Scenery gallery contains the rest of the images from the trip. That is, all of the non-bear/horse wildlife and a few scenic shots I photographed during my individual forays and my photo tours. This gallery contains over 300 photos! I highly recommend using the Slideshow function to browse the gallery. Below you’ll find a preview of some of the standout subjects.
It was a great trip for wolf sightings. Though there weren’t necessary any “stellar” wolf photo ops, there were a number of encounters–including at least one during every tour I led–that made for some nice viewing and better-than-normal photo ops. The Lamar Canyon Pack in particular was a cooperative subject. Their alpha male, nicknamed Twin, is depicted below.
Other predators including coyote and foxes. I was fortunate to photograph dens for both species.
Ungulates could be found everywhere. A typical spring trip. Bison, elk, moose, deer, pronghorns, bighorn sheep and even some mountain goats made an appearance. Many had new offspring.
Smaller critters are fun to photograph as well. Squirrels, pikas, badgers, and beaver were among the rodents and mustelids I saw.
Spring is a great time for birds. It was a fantastic trip for great horned owls, with three different active nest sites. I saw a few northern pygmy owls, and of course plenty of more common raptors such as hawks and eagles.
Aquatic birds put on a show, including pelicans, swans, harlequin ducks and teals.
There were loads of songbirds flitting about, as always. Bluebirds, finches, warblers and more.
Be sure to view the full Yellowstone Spring wildlife gallery here. There’s a ton of good stuff in there! And remember, you can order prints of nearly any image in the archive.
If you’re interested in joining me on a Yellowstone spring photo tour in 2016, please check out my tour website for dates and more information.