Yellowstone Safari Day 1

All I can say about today is WOW! Less than twenty minutes into the morning we came across a wolf on a kill.

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The ravens kept harassing the wolf trying to get some for themselves.

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After the wolf had eaten it’s fill, a coyote moved in cautiously, scoping the area to make sure it was safe first.

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Our next encounter was with three big bull elk…one was point blank right off the road, ours for the photographing.

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Then, darned if we didn’t find the rest of the wolf pack (Black Tail Pack) and have the opportunity to watch them as they went about their daily business. There were two black and three lighter wolves in the pack. Most of the time they were out of range to photograph but, they did pass close enough to capture a few images.

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And if that was not enough, we had not one, not two but five bighorn sheep rams

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With a first day like this, it’s going to be tough to beat it but, I’m up for the challenge.

Images captured with Nikon D3, AF-S 600mm VR, D3X, TC-17E (on the wolf and coyote) on Lexar Digital Media