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This year's winter trip was so good for wolf sightings. I mainly took photos, but an abundance of opportunities allowed me to record a little bit of video for the first time in a few years. I decided to throw some of the clips together.

Unfortunately, the BBCode for YouTube video embeds doesn't seem to work here any more, so you'll have to click through via the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQPbAmAbr8M

Photos to come.

Max

Statistics: Posted by Max — Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:53 pm


Author: Max
Posted: March 31, 2020, 7:53 pm
Thanks guys. I'm not too optimistic about May either.

Max

Statistics: Posted by Max — Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:51 pm


Author: Max
Posted: March 31, 2020, 7:51 pm
Great photos! Thanks so much, as it reminds me of our trip (didn't see this variety, but still had a great trip) and of the incredible beauty and variety that is Yellowstone.

Had plans to go to Yellowstone in early May and early June, but not sure either will happen. Still holding out hope, but if not, then photos like these certainly help! Thanks again.

Statistics: Posted by Dorothy — Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:36 pm


Author: Dorothy
Posted: March 31, 2020, 5:36 am
Great shots!
Have cancelled our trip in late May due to travel concerns, so love to see the images from those that can get there.

Statistics: Posted by JimO — Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:27 am


Author: JimO
Posted: March 30, 2020, 4:27 pm
Great shot of the otters and the weasel! Also love the bison formation.

Statistics: Posted by RikWriter — Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:59 pm


Author: RikWriter
Posted: March 28, 2020, 3:59 am
Winter is the only time of year I enjoy visiting Norris Geyser Basin. The thermophilic algae there really pops at this time of year
I have not been a huge fan of Norris at least as compared to some other areas of the park. But your photos have me really wanting to visit in the winter!

Great shots. Thanks so much for sharing at a time when we could all use a little distration. The photos give us a bit of that sense of peace that only Yellowstone can give.

Statistics: Posted by billandkaren — Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:57 pm


Author: billandkaren
Posted: March 28, 2020, 2:57 am
I'm publishing two galleries of images from my January Yellowstone adventure, which was the best winter trip I've ever taken to the park. The first gallery is comprised of all the non-wolf shots, including a few landscapes mixed in with all the animal content.

You can see the full gallery of 167 here. A short preview is below.

As usual, ravens and bison were the most consistent subjects in winter.
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I had my best otter encounter in a couple years (over an hour).
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Winter is the only time of year I enjoy visiting Norris Geyser Basin. The thermophilic algae there really pops at this time of year.
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We had some nice wildlife moments in the interior during my tour with all three canid species.
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We saw 6-7 foxes one day from the snow coach, but this was the only one that got close.
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As mentioned in my black and white article, I enjoyed working on abstracts on this trip.
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One of the trip highlights definitely had to be our double weasel encounter. This one caught four voles in an hour!
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Check out the full Yellowstone Winter 2020 Wildlife & Scenery gallery.

Max

Statistics: Posted by Max — Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:44 am


Author: Max
Posted: March 23, 2020, 3:44 pm
I wrote a new article discussing my black and white photography, and how it has helped loosen me up and allowed me to explore my artistic side a bit more over the years. I used new monochrome images from my January trip as filler. ;)

You can read the article here. A few preview images are below.

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Check out more black and white photos from this trip in the article.

Max

Statistics: Posted by Max — Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:51 am


Author: Max
Posted: March 17, 2020, 2:51 pm
Thanks for the links to the videos. I agree that the second video sure looks like Felicia and Pepper. I only saw them twice this past year, but each time was special. Hopefully, things go well for them in the future.

--Bill

Statistics: Posted by billandkaren — Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:31 pm


Author: billandkaren
Posted: January 18, 2020, 3:31 am
Another new video. Although the photographer doesn't specifically state this is Felicia and Pepper, it sure looks like them to me.

Not my video, just providing a link for those interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGeXe6L39gg

Statistics: Posted by Nikon_nerd — Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:34 pm


Author: Nikon_nerd
Posted: January 15, 2020, 7:34 pm
New video posted (Not mine).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTyl6HC_xhI

Statistics: Posted by Nikon_nerd — Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:44 pm


Author: Nikon_nerd
Posted: January 13, 2020, 7:44 pm
Max,those are some great shots. I've always had a desire to take the hot air balloon ride but never had the courage. Glad you had a chance to do it.

I love the shot of the black wolf--those eyes!

Bill

Statistics: Posted by billandkaren — Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:40 pm


Author: billandkaren
Posted: January 11, 2020, 12:40 am
I had three Yellowstone images make the cut this year. I'm going with this one as my favorite moment of the three, mainly because I had never seen these two species interacting before. It also helped the fawns were only a couple hours old, and I got to share the moment with my clients.

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You can see my full Best of 2019 list here.

Max

Statistics: Posted by Max — Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:21 pm


Author: Max
Posted: January 10, 2020, 5:21 am
I envy you the opportunity with the otter!
Thanks Rik. Yeah, we were behind a tree but with a good view about 30 feet away and it just did its thing for close to an hour. Watched it swimming and diving before it caught a huge trout and proceeded to chow the whole thing down including the tail as the last piece. It also lapped up any pieces that had fallen in the grass or water. Then it scratched and groomed itself before rolling and covering itself in the grass on this narrow protrusion and curling up for a nap. Never had an experience like that with an otter.

Statistics: Posted by billandkaren — Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:33 pm


Author: billandkaren
Posted: January 5, 2020, 1:33 am
Wow, those are some excellent shots! I envy you the opportunity with the otter!

Statistics: Posted by RikWriter — Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:36 am


Author: RikWriter
Posted: January 4, 2020, 2:36 pm