Who Made These Animal Tracks?

On a recent trip to Yellowstone National Park, we ran across these tracks.

In the comments below or on my blog shotshort.wordpress.com, make a guess as to who made them.

I’ll share pics of the track maker tomorrow morning!

The photo below is the same photo, in which I zoomed in closer on one so you can see the tracks better.

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Birds Are More Beautiful Wild #NationalBirdDay

Nearly 12 percent of the world’s almost 10,000 bird species are in danger of extinction, according to Born Free USA.

Join over half a million avian admirers today to celebrate National Bird Day by learning more about birds being more beautiful in the wild.

Learn more.

Enjoy this beautiful Scarlet Macaw soaring through the air on #NationalBirdDay!

Soaring Scarlet
A Scarlet Macaw soaring through the air in Florida.

Sipping from the Spring

A Magpie sipping from a hot spring on a snowy day at Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park.

Sipping from the Spring

Snowy Bison, Which Photo Do You Like?

Found this female Bison walking along a trail in Yellowstone National Park last week.

I like where she’s standing looking at me (Frosty Face), while I love the more “active” photo (Snowy Stroll).

Which photo do you like best?

Frosty Face
Frosty Face

 

 

Snowy Stroll
Snowy Stroll

Yellowstone in Winter!

I just returned from an amazing trip in Yellowstone National Park. Over the next several weeks, I’ll be sharing photos, videos, stories, trip tips and more.

If you’ve never been to Yellowstone in the winter, add it to your list of things to do. To get away from the heavy, mountain snows, many of the animals move into Lamar Valley, making seeing wildlife so much easier.

Here is the Roosevelt Arch at north entrance into Yellowstone in Gardiner, Wyoming.

PhotoTip #1: You can focus on the “Yellowstone National Park” sign inside the right side arch door (see close up photo below).

 

PhotoTip #2: If you drive down to Arch Park, you may find an Elk to include in your photo! This photo was taken just after sunset, during the “blue hour.”

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Wyoming Super Moon

On our way back to Bozeman, Montana, last night from our week trip to Yellowstone National Park, we captured this amazing photo of the Super Moon just north of the park.

Amazing!

I’ll be posting photos and videos from our trip over the next several weeks!

Enjoy!

(Click photo below to view a larger image.)

Super Moon

Happy New Year Everyone!

The Fireworks Dahlia flower is so much better than fireworks (which scare most animals).

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Last Day of Bird Week

Our newest visitor to our back yard is… a Pileated Woodpecker!

For years we’ve seen one flying around our neighborhood and we’ve finally attracted it to our yard!

Enjoy the photos of this amazingly large woodpecker!

Pileated Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker. A Pileated Woodpecker outside a hole in a tree that its been digging out.

 

Pecking Out a Hole
Pecking Out a Hole. A Pileated Woodpecker pecking the inside of a hole in a tree during.

 

Pileated Woodpecker Eating
Piece of Suet. A Pileated Woodpecker with a piece of suet in its bill on an outside birdfeeder in winter.

 

Pileated Pecking Power
Pileated Pecking Power. A Pileated Woodpecker tears apart suet on an outside birdfeeder with its powerful pecks.

Day 3 of Bird Week

Crows!

They sure have a way of staring at you!

Which photo do you like best?

Click photos to view larger images and see the details!

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Meal Worm Snack

 

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The Stare Down

 

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Crow

Day 2 of Bird Week

A cardinal.

Which photo do you like best?

Pretty Boy
Pretty Boy
Male Cardinal
Male Cardinal