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Yellowstone | Wild Animals

Yellowstone National Park has a lot of wildlife to offer whatever piques your interest. These are just some of the animals I saw while driving through the park (almost in entirety). I enjoyed seeing the animals more during the summer than I did during Winter mostly because of the weather. We could exit the car immediately and snap a few shots and then move on.

This moose I saw on Saturday. If you see cars stopped for no reason, then you have to assume there is an animal nearby. Once we saw it, we got out of the car to take some photos. He never turned around and I only snapped some pictures of his butt.

On Monday morning, my father and I left the lodge around 6:30 in the morning. The sun was just rising and the roads were very empty. As the sun was coming up over Lake Yellowstone, I searched the woods outside of the car for elk. While we were horseback riding on Sunday, we were not allowed to carry a camera of any kind. We saw about twenty elk in the backwoods with babies, but did not take any pictures. Instead, we saw a lone moose having his breakfast on the side of the road.

Yellowstone National Park Elk

Yellowstone National Park Elk

Yellowstone National Park Elk

Yellowstone National Park Elk

Somewhere north of the canyon there was a small traffic jam due to this little guy running along the middle of the road. I snapped a quick shot after he left the road before he disappeared. The we saw a buffalo way up the mountain side along the side of the road – like legit on the side. I had my telephoto lens on my camera when we pulled the car up to him, so I got an extreme close up.

Yellowstone National Park coyote

Yellowstone National Park Bison

Yellowstone National Park Bison

This buffalo was rolling in the dirt pile when we spotted him, but he didn’t do it again after we pulled over to the side of the road. I think he was watching us.

Yellowstone National Park Bison

This is one of my better photos of the buffalos I saw. He was chilling on the hillside casually walking when we pulled the car over.

Yellowstone National Park Bison

Yellowstone National Park Bison

After a few hours of driving, we came along to another traffic jam. This time there were a lot of cars, trucks, campers and people all over the road. There was a mama black bear and her three cubs just along the side of the road. The cubs were wrestling each other and trying to climb the trees. The photos are a little blurry from snapping a few shots while driving and because I didn’t want to get too close to a bear…because nature is a little scary.

Yellowstone National Park Black Bear and Cubs

Yellowstone National Park Black Bear and Cubs

Yellowstone National Park Black Bear and Cubs

Yellowstone National Park Black Bear and Cubs

Yellowstone National Park Black Bear and Cubs

Yellowstone National Park Black Bear and Cubs

You can view more of my trip to Yellowstone here.

XOXO,
Katie

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58 Responses

  1. My husband and I have been to Yellowstone a couple of times now and it’s absolutely wonderful! All of the different animals are truly amazing. My husband is a huge fan of buffalo and seeing them is always a treat. I can’t believe how big they are in real life!

  2. Wow! What an amazing trip. I would love to visit Yellow Stone. I will admit, I might be a bit nervous. I love wildlife, but am always a little concerned too.

  3. This looks amazing! I’d love to visit somewhere like this and see mama bear with her cubs. Lovely photos too!

  4. Oh wow! What amazing animals to see on your drive. I am from South Africa but visited Yellowstone with my husband some years ago. We loved it and especially seeing all the different animals to the ones we have here.

  5. I love nature and seeing animals in their natural habitat really brings me joy. I would love to see some of these wild animals up close and Yellowstone has been on my list for quite some time x

  6. Wow, this is so cool! I’ve always wanted to go there, and now that I see you can see so much wildlife, it’s definitely moved up my list!

  7. Love the baby bears. HOW CUTE! I think this would make an amazing vacation spot to visit. The kids would love to see all the animals and let’s face it… I would too.

  8. My husband and I have been to Yellowstone a couple of times now and it’s absolutely wonderful! All of the different animals are truly amazing. My husband is a huge fan of buffalo and seeing them is always a treat. I can’t believe how big they are in real life!

  9. Wow! What an amazing trip. I would love to visit Yellow Stone. I will admit, I might be a bit nervous. I love wildlife, but am always a little concerned too.

  10. I love nature and seeing animals in their natural habitat really brings me joy. I would love to see some of these wild animals up close and Yellowstone has been on my list for quite some time x

  11. What an absolutely incredible experience! There’s really nothing quite like seeing animals in their natural habitats like this. I love these pictures, they turned out beautifully! I hope you had such a fun time! I am dying to get there one day!

  12. Wow, this is so cool! I’ve always wanted to go there, and now that I see you can see so much wildlife, it’s definitely moved up my list!

  13. Love the baby bears. HOW CUTE! I think this would make an amazing vacation spot to visit. The kids would love to see all the animals and let’s face it… I would too.

  14. What an absolutely incredible experience! There’s really nothing quite like seeing animals in their natural habitats like this. I love these pictures, they turned out beautifully! I hope you had such a fun time! I am dying to get there one day!

  15. OMG these are some serious wild animals. I have never seen any of these animals up close! Great captures I love to see these animals out in the wild!

  16. It’s so nice to be able to watch the animals in their natural habitat. It’s really beautiful out there and it’s very much worth the trip!

  17. Imagine seeing this lovely view with the animals enjoying their home, it’s so relaxing and peaceful. I’d love to plan a trip with my husband here one of these days!

  18. Yellowstone is notable for its predator–prey complex of large mammals, including eight ungulate species (bighorn sheep, bison, elk, moose, mountain goats, mule deer, pronghorn, and white-tailed deer) and seven large predators (black bears, Canada lynx, coyotes, grizzly bears, mountain lions, wolverines, and wolves).

  19. OMG these are some serious wild animals. I have never seen any of these animals up close! Great captures I love to see these animals out in the wild!

  20. It’s so nice to be able to watch the animals in their natural habitat. It’s really beautiful out there and it’s very much worth the trip!

  21. Imagine seeing this lovely view with the animals enjoying their home, it’s so relaxing and peaceful. I’d love to plan a trip with my husband here one of these days!

  22. Yellowstone is notable for its predator–prey complex of large mammals, including eight ungulate species (bighorn sheep, bison, elk, moose, mountain goats, mule deer, pronghorn, and white-tailed deer) and seven large predators (black bears, Canada lynx, coyotes, grizzly bears, mountain lions, wolverines, and wolves).

  23. Nice Pictures and amazing animals.Nature has given so much to us. Beautiful!. It would be a different experience taking snapshots with little distance. Thanks for sharing.!

  24. You can see pictures of these animals and be in awe of their beauty, but nothing compares to seeing a wild animal up close and personal and admiring their beauty.

  25. I can’t wait to take my kids to visit Yellowstone! I have heard nothing but great things about Yellowstone, your images are Awesome, look how beautiful nature is and the animals…..WOW!

  26. Nice Pictures and amazing animals.Nature has given so much to us. Beautiful!. It would be a different experience taking snapshots with little distance. Thanks for sharing.!

  27. Yellowstone National Park looks gorgeous and you are lucky to see these animals in person. I loved the photographs. You are really talented 🙂

  28. I can’t wait to take my kids to visit Yellowstone! I have heard nothing but great things about Yellowstone, your images are Awesome, look how beautiful nature is and the animals…..WOW!

  29. Being that close to wildlife, especially the bears, would probably give me anxiety! I would love to see the buffalo in person though. They are odd but interesting creatures.

  30. Yellowstone National Park looks gorgeous and you are lucky to see these animals in person. I loved the photographs. You are really talented 🙂

  31. Being that close to wildlife, especially the bears, would probably give me anxiety! I would love to see the buffalo in person though. They are odd but interesting creatures.

  32. Those are so many different amazing pictures of animals. I know I have wanted to go back to Yellowstone. I haven’t been since I was a little child and I would love to take my daughter.

  33. Those are so many different amazing pictures of animals. I know I have wanted to go back to Yellowstone. I haven’t been since I was a little child and I would love to take my daughter.

  34. It must have been a wonderful experience to see these wild creatures in their natural environment! Yellowstone is one of the destinations that I”d love to visit.

  35. The photography is great, I definitely want to live somewhere in the future where there’s lots of wild animals.

  36. I’ve never been to any park not because I dont want to, but so many other ynderlying factors. This post however inspires me to create time to visit and have a wonderful experience as you did. Love, love, love the pics. They look so natural….

  37. I’ve never been to any park not because I dont want to, but so many other ynderlying factors. This post however inspires me to create time to visit and have a wonderful experience as you did. Love, love, love the pics. They look so natural….

  38. Wow, what an amazing trip. I enjoyed looking at your photos of all of those wild animals. It seems like you had fun!

  39. Wow, what an amazing trip. I enjoyed looking at your photos of all of those wild animals. It seems like you had fun!

  40. This looks amazing! I’d love to visit somewhere like this and see mama bear with her cubs. Lovely photos too!

  41. Oh wow! What amazing animals to see on your drive. I am from South Africa but visited Yellowstone with my husband some years ago. We loved it and especially seeing all the different animals to the ones we have here.

  42. You can see pictures of these animals and be in awe of their beauty, but nothing compares to seeing a wild animal up close and personal and admiring their beauty.

  43. The photography is great, I definitely want to live somewhere in the future where there’s lots of wild animals.

  44. It must have been a wonderful experience to see these wild creatures in their natural environment! Yellowstone is one of the destinations that I”d love to visit.

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