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Young Black bear at Yellowstone River Bridge April 2018

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Black Bear Roosevelt Corral May 2009

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Grizzly,Slough Creek.I love these markings,sort of panda style

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Statistics: Posted by Mike — Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:09 pm


Author: Mike
Posted: July 20, 2018, 9:09 pm
ImageCinnamon bling mom 5-24-2018 by Linda Hamilton, on Flickr

Statistics: Posted by lah — Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:54 am


Author: lah
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:54 pm
Big boar near Rainy Lake.

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Statistics: Posted by RikWriter — Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:29 am


Author: RikWriter
Posted: July 14, 2018, 1:29 pm
Calcite (Angry mom) tree hugger.

ImageCalcite mom hugging.5-22-2018 by Linda Hamilton, on Flickr

Statistics: Posted by lah — Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:25 am


Author: lah
Posted: July 13, 2018, 4:25 pm
They are adorable!!

Statistics: Posted by rockymtn — Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:32 pm


Author: rockymtn
Posted: June 25, 2018, 4:32 am
One of Rosie's triplets in late May.
ImageRosie cub 5-24-3028 by Linda Hamilton, on Flickr

Statistics: Posted by lah — Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:24 am


Author: lah
Posted: June 22, 2018, 5:24 pm
yes every time you drive up or down from Tower a new black bear pops up - another black bear with 2 cubs appeared just the other day behind the Roosevelt lodge - it was crazy all month there

Statistics: Posted by Marcy — Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:28 pm


Author: Marcy
Posted: June 16, 2018, 2:28 am
Rik, good job on those bears! I sure wish I could do half as well as you.

Statistics: Posted by lah — Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:11 pm


Author: lah
Posted: June 13, 2018, 4:11 am
Thanks Paula! The water levels were just as everyone said. Some of the picnic tables at Nez Perce were essentially out in the river.
We saw three water crossings, 2 with Bison (2 adults crossing the Yellowstone near Alum Creek and 4 adults and 2 red dogs across the Madison - a little hairy but they made it ok!) The other was an Elk mom and her calf crossing the Lamar at the Confluence. Mom made it but the baby was swept downstream. It bounced off one shore and finally made it to the other, but on the wrong side of the confluence and probably about 1/4 mile from where Mom was. Fingers crossed they got back together.

I had planned a pretty detailed trip report and even kept a pen and paper in the glasses compartment in the rental car. Wrote all the sightings and times down. I sure hope whoevers driving that car now gets some use out of it lol! I guess I can piece things together with the pics I have in any case. Once I get caught up at work and at home I'll try to put something out there.

It was a great trip with a lot of sightings tho. Missed the badger den (Mom moved the day before we got there). But caught some rambunctious bighorn "teens" bouncing around Dunraven which was pretty cool. Saw the Tower bears and cubs, caught Raspberry and Snow before they parted ways, and was caught off guard by a black bear at Sheepeater. We stopped for a breakfast snack and I almost grabbed the bear spray to walk across the parking lot but thought it unnecessary. I wasn't 20 feet from my car when a guy closer to the head mentioned "black bear". I turned to see it walking down the path into the parking lot as I got back in the car. It tried to break into the trash cans (they did their job!) and then played with the tires on the bikes on the back of an SUV. The other guy shouted at it and we honked our horn. It finally backed off after they started their engine.

BTW, I didn't miss the monopod. I actually used the 100-400 for 80-90% of my shots, setting up the 600 only when time allowed and we were setting up for the long haul (mostly for the black bears in Tower and at Signal Mtn in the Tetons).

Thanks again for the helpful advice!

-Rick

Statistics: Posted by Nordwil — Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:28 pm


Author: Nordwil
Posted: June 12, 2018, 7:28 pm
Super nice images! The cubs are really cute.

Statistics: Posted by Nikon_nerd — Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:49 am


Author: Nikon_nerd
Posted: June 11, 2018, 2:49 pm
Super nice images! The cubs are really cute.

Statistics: Posted by Nikon_nerd — Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:49 am


Author: Nikon_nerd
Posted: June 11, 2018, 2:49 pm
There were nine different black bear on the road between Roosevelt Junction and Calcite Springs when I was in the park in mid May. The only ones I didn't get good shots of was the sow with three cubs because I wasn't willing to spend all day waiting on her. Here are some of the ones I did see.


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Statistics: Posted by RikWriter — Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:36 am


Author: RikWriter
Posted: June 11, 2018, 1:36 pm
this is a short video of the 5 pups at the Coyote Den in the Roosevelt area


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

Statistics: Posted by Marcy — Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:16 pm


Author: Marcy
Posted: June 10, 2018, 8:16 pm
Nice, Marcy. Didn't see this one posted elsewhere.

Max

Statistics: Posted by Max — Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:01 pm


Author: Max
Posted: June 10, 2018, 2:01 am
Been doing some fun shooting with my lens ball - here is one from Mammoth at the Terrace

Image2018_ynp_landscape_04_web by starburr45, on Flickr

Statistics: Posted by Marcy — Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:08 pm


Author: Marcy
Posted: June 8, 2018, 10:08 pm

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