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Familiar Faces in Yellowstone

Day after day, month after month, year after year, familiar faces show themselves in Yellowstone. For some, this means people: the wolf watchers, those individuals with the largest spotting scopes of all that we’ve grown to love and admire throughout time; the geyser geeks in their floppy sun hats, letting us know when our favorite…

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June 3, 2023

Something about Sandhill Cranes

Something about sandhill cranes catches our attention in northern Yellowstone. The cranes fly up to 200 miles per day when migrating north to their spring nesting grounds here, announcing their arrival in an insistent and raspy chorus. Their unmistakable calls — made possible by long windpipes that curl into their sternums, adding richness — can…

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May 27, 2023

May, Mother Grizzly Bears, and Family Breakup

May is a fabulous time to view grizzly bears in Yellowstone!  In this video a mother grizzly and her two 2.5-year-old cubs play and wrestle in a small snow patch on Yellowstone’s famed Northern Range. This level of somewhat violent play may be the beginnings of mom pushing the young ones out on their own….

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May 22, 2023

On Buttercups and Baby Bison

Each spring in Yellowstone snowmelt cascades from the highlands and newly exposed earth soaks in the lengthening daylight. It’s this time of year a quiet magic unfolds across our mountainous, high-desert landscape. Dogged tufts of green grass push through dormant yellow undergrowth. This greenery entices ungulates higher and higher onto hills, valleys, and plateaus, following…

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May 15, 2023

Photographing Wildlife Ethically

Emil McCain – Owner Yellowstone Wild photography instructor guides are leaders in the field of ethical wildlife photography. Deep understanding of wildlife biology and keen observational skills drive our guides’ uncanny ability to set our photography clients up for powerful images, while truly respecting the wildlife, without causing any undue stress, discomfort or harm. The…

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March 23, 2023

2023 Winter Photography Workshop Trip Report

Rob Harwood – Workshop Instructor Day 1 Winter storms, howling wind, beautiful light, and snowy bison….this year’s multi-day winter photo workshop had it all! We set out from Bozeman on the first day with forecasts of heavy snow and wind in the coming week, which a normal person might be nervous about. But we’re not…

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March 15, 2023