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The Chase - May 26, Yellowstone

July 08, 2012  •  2 Comments

May 26th started out with snow in the morning and the animals sporting their new looks.

Bighorns making their way down the mountain.
Beyond those photos action was pretty slow for us this morning with a lot of landscape photos taken to fill time.

Early afternoon we stopped at a small pond by Boulder pullout to photograph a small herd of bison.  Things had been slow so now was out time for some bison and calf photos.  After setting up the tripod and firing off two photos...

1) bison calves

2) Little bird (Finch? Sparrow? Maybe someone can educate me.)

A commotion got the bison stirred up.  Looking up from the bird I see a black wolf charging up over the hill and into the bison herd in a attempt to get a calf.
One wolf was not much of a match for the bison and everyone escaped safely.  The wolf, a female from the Mollie pack, meandered around, slowly following the herd of bison ever so nonchalantly.
The wolf worked her way down the valley eventually disappearing from view with no more chasing in view.


Comments

Kevin McCahill(non-registered)
Great action pics, Todd! Makes us want to return to YNP, but this time in the Spring (April?). Are there any remnants of the once-powerful Druid wolf pack (which we saw with you) left in the Lamar Valley?
Teri(non-registered)
Great pictures and love the narrative!
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