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20 July 2009 @ 08:22 pm
Yellowstone 3 - The Wildlife  
Yellowstone was done in two phases. The first phase was all about the touristy things like must-see places and stopping to look at bison herds, elk and such. The second phase would begin after a trip south to the Grand Tetons. Wildlife sighting during the first phase was very exciting and interesting - the first views of the great bison herds set against a fiery backdrop and the giant elk in all their grace next to the roads. And since it was pretty much my first time seeing wild herds, every opportunity to make photographs was welcomed. It was a rainy couple of days in Yellowstone though and photographs were mostly of the here-is-proof-i-saw-wildlife kind. Anyway, here are some of the common creatures seen in Yellowstone during the first phase.

A lone American Bison walks across a meadow with geysers in the background

A grazing bison

Bison herd

A Bison calf

A Bison walks crosses a meadow

The famous Yellowstone Bison-crossing jams.

A Black bear sow skulks in the shadows

A female Elk.

A marmot looks out from its vantage point

A Coyote runs across a meadow

Another Coyote looks into the Hayden valley below

Sharathsharathm on July 21st, 2009 05:35 am (UTC)
amazing photos... nice to see these in the morning.. :)
Deborah P Kolodji: Starfishdkolodji on July 21st, 2009 06:30 am (UTC)
I love Yellowstone. I was amazed by how blown away by it I was.

I've only visited once (in 2007), but can't wait to go back...
Yathinyathin on July 21st, 2009 05:28 pm (UTC)
Yep, it was so amazing when I first entered Yellowstone! It's just an amazingly beautiful place.
IdahoSwedeidahoswede on July 21st, 2009 07:23 am (UTC)
Love that first coyote shot particularly.
iblog93: grey heronavocett on July 21st, 2009 08:00 am (UTC)
Wow , Yellowstone looks like an amazing place , if only it weren't on another continent ... I wish I could visit it , but for now I have your photographs to be amazed by !
I just woke up and looking at them was certainly a good start of the day !
I love the colors on the last one , my other favourites are the photos of the bison calf , the marmot and the elk .
Have a nice day !
Yathinyathin on July 21st, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I wish Yellowstone was closer to California as well but I'm so glad I made that trip. It is a beautiful place. :)
Mel: Heronkendokamel on July 21st, 2009 12:18 pm (UTC)
Lovely! (:
Yathinyathin on July 21st, 2009 05:26 pm (UTC)
thanks! :)
ZuZusuzan_s on July 21st, 2009 01:44 pm (UTC)
Great photos....I can't believe you got a bear WOW! I also thought the photos of Old Faithful were awesome.
Yathinyathin on July 21st, 2009 05:26 pm (UTC)
We also saw a bunch of grizzlies during the second phase of the Yellowstone trip! :)
Sealsealwhiskers on July 21st, 2009 03:12 pm (UTC)
I particularly love the bison with the birds on his back!
Yathinyathin on July 21st, 2009 05:25 pm (UTC)
Yep. The birds and the geysers add extra charm to the bison photograph! :)
Aparna: Myselfinspirethoughts on July 21st, 2009 03:39 pm (UTC)
Amazing! Every singe one o them!
Yathinyathin on July 21st, 2009 05:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Yellowstone is awesome!
kejnkejn on July 21st, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
i like the rainy bison pic a lot. just because you don't see much nature photography with rain it. :)

and i'm pulling out my sage brush twig to sniff as i look at the last coyote pic. it's almost like being there again...

(hey, the fur behind his ears is my hair color!) :)
Yathinyathin on July 21st, 2009 05:24 pm (UTC)
> hey, the fur behind his ears is my hair color!

maybe the coyote had dyed it grand canyon red last winter? ;)
Amoghavarshaamoghavarsha on July 21st, 2009 05:39 pm (UTC)
Female Elk looks so much like our Sambar
Yathinyathin on July 21st, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC)
Yep, the elk look like sambar but are much bigger!
depontideponti on July 21st, 2009 08:55 pm (UTC)
yes, elk are sambar on steroids!
Yathinyathin on July 22nd, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC)
However they seem to be much slower and less easily spooked than Sambars.
depontideponti on July 21st, 2009 08:55 pm (UTC)

Thank you! Great pics. One day I hope to visit Yellowstone too...
dr_koolaimzzdakini_bones on July 21st, 2009 11:40 pm (UTC)
I like the composition of the first one with the bison and the geysers, and the one of the back of the coyote!
Yathinyathin on July 22nd, 2009 05:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Lovely
That coyote never showed us its face. It just went about its marmot-hunting business without a care in the world.
Prasanna Vprasannav on July 23rd, 2009 05:07 am (UTC)
I loved the pics on the other 2 posts in yellowstone(as usual i made one of them my wallpaper!).Somehow,a couple of pics in this post dont seem to have the clarity.Any idea why?
Yathinyathin on July 23rd, 2009 05:13 am (UTC)
Yeah. Photography is all about the light sometimes!