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!
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….et tout ça pour un poisson …!!!
un bison, pas un poisson 😀
Le Bison ?! une nouvelle race de Salmonidés …?!!!
Si vous appréciez les Ours , j’en ai un parmi mes sculptures ” Racine d’ours ” sur totemwood.wordpress.com …!!!
Au moins Monika de prêter attention …
J’ai toujours été un mauvais élève , désolé …!!!
Merci pour les rires, ce matin, au moins votre bon sculpturer!
How lucky you were to witness these amazing animals in the wild in such a confrontation. I mean one would often see bears, but I imagine them being a bit territorial and loners (except the Mothers looking after her cubs).
I’ll look forward to some more images when you’ve had time to PP and select some to share.
Thanks Vicki, I really look forward to sharing them!
Wow! That’s an incredible photo of those two grizzlies. We wish we were there to see them in person. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos…that’s the next best thing to being there.
Linda, it was every bit as exciting as those mornings at West Thumb, but I couldn’t keep it quiet 😉
Let’s hope we keep the parks pristine for the next 100 years! Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us, Russ.
Yes, here’s to the next 100, starting tomorrow!
What an amazing thing to have witnessed Russ! A story well worth the NPS 100th year celebration.
Thanks Inger, I was very thankful to have witnessed such a thing!
Nice picture! Yellowstone is next on my list! 🙂
If it’s wildlife you’re after, Yellowstone certainly has it!