Continuing with some more animal images today. The last critter post featured domestic animals (cows, horses, sheep). This time we’re moving into the wildlife realm! Now I will be the first to say that some of these aren’t going to win any competitions but I sure had a great time traveling around and taking them. Several of these animals I’d never seen “in the wild” and it was a kick just seeing them, even if I couldn’t capture a decent photo of all of them. 🙂 This is the best shot of a moose that I could capture…although I could hear them and see their outlines through the brush.
I believe this is the calf, there was a bull, a cow and a calf all in the same area at Rocky Mountain National Park. What a racket the cow made when the calf wandered far at all! I also saw a large bull laying under a tree when I was passing through Medicine Bow National Forrest, but it was so far away and so shaded by the tree that it was pretty much unrecognizable in the photos I took. I know he was there though!!
This buffalo/bison (sorry, I can’t seem to tell one from the other) was fun to watch, he sauntered across the field, leisurely laid down in the tall grass, rolled over on his back flailing his hooves in the air several times, stood up & shook the dust off for a few minutes and then went about his business.
I had visited several parks before I finally saw him – I was beginning to think I wouldn’t ever see any! Of course after the first one then seemed to come out of the wood work!
The goats were all photographed in the Badlands National Park. I ran across several of them feeding or laying around when I first started taking photos of them.
Eventually I was lucky enough to see a group of them high up on a hillside climbing, jumping and eventually running down the hill.
What a fantastic site!
The next (& final) critter post will be of deer, antelope, elk and some friendly burros. It will be along soon!