Today’s post includes some images I made last Sunday, during my last day of shooting in Yellowstone NP. As I drove through the Lamar Valley, we spotted a lone grey wolf making his way through the heavy snow, about 150 yards from the road. This was not my first wolf sighting of the trip. I had viewed a pack of 14 wolves in the Black Tail Plateau area, a few days earlier. Unfortunately, the pack was among a large group of trees a long way from the road and could only be seen through a spotting scope, and not able to be photographed with my equipment. I had also spotted a single wolf (believed to be a young pup from the Agate pack) that was wandering among some trees along the slope. This guy would wander about and stop to howl it’s eerie moan every once in a while. Pretty neat! But back to the last wolf seen … Here are some images I was able to grab of him:
Unfortunately, I did not experience any close encounters with wolves on this trip. My first winter trip to Yellowstone (2008) was much better with regards to wolf activity. During that trip, I was fortunate to see the infamous Druid pack (now believed to be non-existent) pretty close to the road, as they traveled. There were ~14 of them, strung out in a single line. I’ll post some of those photos, along with some more info on the Druid pack, on next week’s “WolfWednesday” post, when I’m back home.