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Two Young Bulls Debate Who Has the Right of Way on Game Trail, Point Reyes National Seashore

Yesterday’s photo of the elk calf was taken an hour before sunset.  The light was still pretty strong as you could see.  This photo was taken at sunset and these young tule elk bulls are in the shade.  Much nicer … Continue reading

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Tule Elk Calf, Point Reyes National Seashore

At the end of my most recent day out at Point Reyes I did what I usually do, which is to drive out the Tomales Peninsula to the Pierce Point Ranch area to photograph the elk that move to the … Continue reading

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Baling Twine, Point Reyes National Seashore

A few days ago I wrote about the dangers of baling twine to ospreys.  This is what it looks like up close.  I found it on the edge of the road on the way to the turnoff for Chimney Rock.  … Continue reading

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“My, What Big Ears You Have.”

There are two species of deer in Yellowstone, the mule deer and the somewhat rare white-tailed deer.  There are various ways to tell them apart.  One way is by the size of the ears.  Mule deer have, as you might … Continue reading

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Yellow-bellied Marmots, Yellowstone National Park

Yellow-bellied marmots are one of the largest rodents in Yellowstone.  They are about 20 t0 28 inches in length and weigh from 3.5 to 11 pounds.  They are found at all elevations in the park and hibernate for up to … Continue reading

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Grizzly Cub at Grand Teton National Park

I haven’t ever gone through Grand Teton on my way to or from Yellowstone, but I was leaning toward doing that on the way home this year when someone in Yellowstone told me of a spot to photograph a great … Continue reading

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A Black Bear Protects an Elk Carcass, Yellowstone National Park

The road over Dunraven Pass opened May 29.  I didn’t know the pass had been cleared until yesterday.  As I began the drive over it from Tower to Canyon I quickly saw a bunch of cars parked.  It turns out … Continue reading

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