Yellowstone Wildlife

Scene from Swan Lake Flat
Scene from Swan Lake Flats, Yellowstone National Park; SEP 2018

Yellowstone is known as much for its wildlife as its great geologic features. North America’s apex predators, the wolf, grizzly bear and the mountain lion all roam Yellowstone’s wild lands along side the bison, elk, moose, deer and other prey species. Sadly, many of the species we had hoped to see didn’t show and a few were too far away to get a good picture. But we did see some and what we saw was amazing.

In this post, you’ll see the pica, a relative of the rabbit that lives in higher altitude rock fields. You’ll see the pronghorn which is related to but is not an antelope and the mountain goat which is not a goat but, an antelope. Finally, the American Dipper; the only North American song bird that feeds underwater in stream beds.

The Swainson’s hawks we taken not far outside of Idaho Falls, ID on the last leg of our journey to Yellowstone.

I hope you enjoy these images.



Note: Please click on caption to see higher resolution image.

Mating Pair of Bison
Mating Pair of Bison
Yellowstone National Park, West Entrance Road; SEP 2018
Bison Fording a Stream
Juvenile Mountain Goat
Juvenile Mountain Goat (Kid)
Female Mountain Goat
Female Mountain Goat
Foraging Pica
Foraging Pica


Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park; SEP 2018
Pronghorn Buck
Female Pronghorn
Trumpeter Swan's at Sunrise
Trumpeter Swans at Sunrise
American DIpper
American Dipper
Stellars Jay
Stellar’s Jay
Swainson's Hawk
Swainson’s Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
Swainson’s Hawk

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