On my way to Yellowstone this year, I made a detour. It was the Memorial Day Weekend, which meant the national park would be swamped with holiday visitors. In 2016 I successfully avoided these crowds by checking out a couple spots nearby in eastern Idaho: Camas National Wildlife Refuge and Market Lake Wildlife Management Area. The visit proved to be fruitful and quiet, with hardly anyone around. So I chose to begin my 2017 spring Yellowstone adventure there.
Though the owl action was nowhere near as good as last year, it was still a successful visit, with plenty of good bird sightings, and a few mammals thrown in (a brief glimpse of an otter and my best photo to date of a North American porcupine). I’ve added the images from this visit to the ongoing PNW Parks & Reserves 2017 photo gallery. A short preview of the new spring photos is below.
View all of the new spring photos from Idaho in the PNW Parks & Reserves 2017 gallery. And remember, you can order prints of nearly any image in the photo archive!