Today marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and I can think of no image that more aptly sums up what it is we are protecting.
I’ve just returned from witnessing one of the most remarkable scenes since I’ve been in Yellowstone. A grizzly bear was feeding on a bison carcass in the Yellowstone River when another grizzly came in to feed. There was a confrontation and then a brief fight. The entire scenario, from the drowned bison, the grizzly feeding, to the fight, was most fascinating and I’ll share the documentation in its entirety once I’ve had time to process the images myself. For now I’ll share this one photograph. Be sure to check back for more. Happy 100th NPS!