Sunday, January 5, 2014

New Year Trip to Yellowstone National Park: Part 2

We had a great time in Yellowstone National Park over New Year's and I promised some video of four moose fighting. Well, they are not really fighting, just playing, but it's fun to watch. But before we get to the video, here are a few more photos for your enjoyment.


Bill shot this picture of bison crossing the Blacktail Ponds. They seem to walk well on ice, but its risky because hot springs make the ice thin in some places.


I shot this photo of Pebble Creek. It had snowed heavily the night before and everything was covered with fresh snow.


Bill shot this photo of a Bighorn Sheep ewe.


As I mentioned on Friday, we were treated to the sight of four moose who seemed to be fighting. Two had large antlers and two seemed to be younger with smaller antlers.



Four Yellowstone National Park moose having some fun sparring. The rut is over so these moose are just letting off a little steam.  It looks like the one with the smallest horns is a young adult who seems to be picking fights with just about everyone. The bigger moose are having none of it. They are wintering in an area known as Round Prairie in Yellowstone National Park.

If you haven't seen our other Yellowstone pictures, click here to see our previous trip reports. 

9 comments:

Marilyn said...

Having been two Yellowstone on two occassions, I love the pictures both you and your husband post! Thank you for sharing! I wish we lived closer, I would go every year! All the pictures are amazing including the previous ones you have posted. Thank you for sharing these! You've made my day!

Brenda said...

I am loving seeing these beautiful pictures Linda and Bill! The video was amazing and I want to thank you for sharing this amazing sight with us.

Anonymous said...

I also want to thank you for sharing your pictures with us. I really enjoyed the video.

Kathy
Bethlehem, PA

Pam said...

What gorgeous photos and video! Thank you so much for sharing!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

I am LOVING these Yellowstone photos you've been sharing! Awesome video too! Thanks so much!

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

Amazing shots! The bighorn sheep photo is absolutely incredible! I enjoyed the video too - and even watched it twice in order to show my son. What a treat for you to have seen that!

Betsy said...

It almost looks like the larger moose are teaching the smaller ones. Thanks for sharing.

Carole M. said...

some very different photos to the norm; very special (gosh the word confirmation is testing me)

Linda said...

Amazing pictures and great video. Thanks for sharing it. Happy New Year to you and your family. Linda E.

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