Yellowstone Spring

Yellowstone Spring

A few friends and I always take a day in the Spring to go through Yellowstone Park to beat the crowds and see the new

arrivals.  We were lucky to see lots of wildlife……….the grass was just coming up and clearly everything was glad to

see it.


These cow elk were hanging out in Mamouth near the thermal pools.IMG_3747 IMG_3748

The Bison were everywhere and the calves were all very new……..and very cute.


It always amazes me how EVERY year tourists seem to think they need to try to pet the Bison……every year the score is the

same Bison win, tourists =zero…….they look slow and docile, they are NOT.


What does always amaze me when I see them is how big they are, the bulls especially……..their heads are HUGE.IMG_3762 IMG_3764 IMG_3765

It was a nice day, some clouds, but still amazing scenery.


Moose are one of my favorites.IMG_3773 IMG_3779 IMG_3790 IMG_3791

The Big Horn Sheep  are very cool too and we had a nice group of Rams and Ewes come thru for pictures.

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Really nice Ram…………

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We did see 2 black bears……….the first one was far away and the pictures were too grainy, but this guy was close and napping behind a tree.


We waited for a long time hoping he would get up for more pictures, but he was very tired.


Then just as we were getting ready to leave he got up.


And we watched him as he worked his way out into a meadow eating the new grass coming up, most of a bears diet is actually

grass, roots, berries, and pine nuts.



  1. Wesley

    Thank you for sharing these great photos! One year, I managed to go through Yellowstone in late April/early May and the amount of wildlife you could see was amazing!

    Thank you!

    • Michele

      Glad you liked them 🙂

  2. Michael

    What great pix, thanks.

    • Michele

      You are welcome

  3. Dan

    I must say, Ma’am whenever it is time for you and your husband to go home to heaven it won’t be because of a heart attack. Very, very pretty. 🙂

  4. thescienceoftrading

    Great pics , thanks for sharing.

  5. Truman

    Now that is a great day, what beautiful creatures. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Todd Pommier

    Great pictures and commentary. Thoroughly enjoyed looking at them.

  7. MtnandBeach

    Cool shots! I will admit, the Ram made my trigger finger itch. But the tasty elk didn’t bother me at all!


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