Yesterday (June 6th) was our first day of my Spring Yellowstone and Grand Tetons Workshop. After picking everyone up at the Bozeman airport we quickly made our way into the northern entrance of Yellowstone National Park. However even before we got into Yellowstone we saw this super cute Black Bear cub in the center of small town of Gardiner Montana… Believe it or not it was dozing on a small tree on the parking lot of one of the towns gasoline stations!
I made this image after he had had enough and it decided it needed to go back into it’s real habitat; back in the woods.
While traveling within the park we saw Sandhill Cranes with two chicks (a first for me in the park), plenty of Bison (and some newborns), Pronghorn, Mule Deer, Bighorn Sheep, hard some coyotes howling, and last of all we ran across this gorgeous Red fox tending to a litter of 6 kits. This vixen (what female foxes are called) was very comfortable with people and allowed us to make some great images of it and its incredibly playful kits.
All in all I have to say that this was a very successful first day. Tomorrow we head east on the Beartooth Highway, which has been called “the most beautiful drive in America.”
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