Wolves of Yellowstone are definitely the most watched, studied, talked about and controversial animal in the park. With a spotting scope in hand it’s not to hard to find one of the clans. To be close enough to photograph a wolf is another story! The photograph above is one of those in the right place at the right time moments. Driving through Lamar valley I could see the large group wolf followers with their spotting scopes at a turnout in the distance. I pulled to a stop in the middle of the road to see if I could find the wolves. to my very right and running directly was this wolf. Moments later the wolf was in my view finder. With only a few frames in the camera a truck pulled behind me. The driver jumped out of the truck in a dead run to the side of the road. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? What a moron! The wolf turned and ran the opposite direction away from us. The wolf in the photo was looking at the man without a brain.
I was surprised to see this moose. I have seen them in the park many times. My expectations of seeing one was nil. I was fortunate to photograph a variety of wildlife in two days. Especially one animal very seldom seen in the park………..