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Glimpses of a Day in Yellowstone

June 19, 2016

Today was a 17-hour day in the field! It was filled with many wonderful things, but we’ve chosen our very favorite moments to share with you.

5 a.m the day begins! While you were sleeping all snug and cozy in bed, the animals that live in the wild were up, alert, and active. As we cruised through Little America, bison were grazing in the meadow, ravens were flying, and feeding on a day-old carcass. The alpha wolf of the Blacktail wolf pack joined in on the feeding activity. Farther down in Slough Creek, two wolf pups were already frolicking outside their den as the sun began to rise.

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Ravens feeding on a bison carcass

During the middle of the day, we traveled up the Beartooth Highway, winding through valleys and switchbacks. The views were magnificent. On the way up we spotted a nest – it was a great horned owl and her baby chick! We kept on, making it up to the “Top of the World.” The wind almost blew us off the mountain! But the snowy peaks, gorgeous views, and tiny mountain flowers were worth it all!

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Laura Cochrane enjoying the beautiful Beartooth Mountains

In the evening, wildlife photographer Dan Hartman took us on an off-trail hike. Winding through tall grass, wildflowers, trees, and more, we arrived at a beautiful great gray owl nest. As we were setting up to view the owls, a black bear was spotted in the distance. Toggling between watching one animal and then the other, we were able to appreciate the beauty of both the owl and the bear.

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Great Gray Owl female

We hope our words and pictures give you a hint of what a full day in Yellowstone is like.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Jaimie Rudder permalink
    June 19, 2016 4:07 pm

    It sounds like there is never a dull moment in Yellowstone. There must always be something spectacular to see.

  2. Nancy permalink
    June 19, 2016 10:01 pm

    I want to come!! 🙂

  3. Robbie Clark permalink
    June 20, 2016 3:06 pm

    It all sounds very special, I would love to be along with the “TEAM”.

    • TRACIE ROSEBERRY permalink
      July 1, 2016 12:39 pm

      Mom I’m going to take you there one day!

  4. Tamiya Troy permalink
    June 23, 2016 11:53 pm

    It amazes me at how much you guys have discovered in just a few days!

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