Monday, June 2, 2008

Day Four - June 1 2008

"Elk crossing"

Black Bear, shaking off the water
Grizzly bear female and cub crossing snow way off in the distance Female Big Horn Sheep
Yellow-Rumped Warbler
Buffalo and calf

Day Three - May 31 2008

Frog calling for a wife

Bull Moose in Velvet
Bull Elk in Velvet
Bull Elk in Velvet
Red Tailed Hawk
Frog looking for a wife

Saturday, May 31, 2008

June 1 2008 - Day Four a story of life and death

Just seconds after taking this photograph, this female Black Bear returned to her cub. In the bushes along the side of the river she found a new born Elk Calf and chased it down right in front of us. The cub started calling to find its mother who was holding the elk calf down. She then, as part of the teaching process, allowed the cub to attempt to kill the calf. Because of the cubs inexperience this was a long, drawn out process and the calfs distress calls alerted the female elk, she came and "barked" at the sow bear and her cub but it was too late to save the calf. This may all seem cruel or mean but this has been natures way for quite some time. While it is common for grizzly bear to chase down an elk calf this was quite unusual for a black bear.
The top photo is the mom on right, cub in middle and elk calf right of cub.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Day Two - 05-30-08

These are Grizzly Bears, the front one has a new born elk calf that the other one wants.

Osprey and nest
Flying Pelicans
Osprey and nest
Water skipper - Penny bug

Ruffed Grouse

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Day One - 05-29-08

Rainy day at the Tetons
Cow Elk
Another Moose

Red Tail Hawk


Young Moose Twins

Young Bull Moose

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Let the Trip Begin