Sunday, September 9, 2012

Wildlife of Yellowstone National Park

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"Bison Jam" on Grand Loop Road
(only a 10 minute delay -- I've been in 30 minute delays on other visits)

Elk herd at West Thumb River (bull elk on right and his harem on left)


Another bull elk bulging 


This bull elk is on the campsite adjacent to mine.  He sat there over 30 minutes chewing some bark from a tree on the other side of my campsite, just sitting there and watching me (and other campers who came to take his photo.) He has 7 points on one antler and 8 on the other if you are trying to count.

Young elk just starting antler growth.