moose elk at Yellowstone National Park
In a large field off of the Grand Loop road, a moose an elk grazes near a muddy stream.
We were coming back from seeing the waterfalls in the car and getting close to the Inn when we saw some very cool buffalo–including this one who extends his tongue for the camera!
After seeing the Upper Falls and walking on nearby trails days earlier, Jessica and I got another look from another angle of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone as we went to Artist Point where some people had told us they had spotted bighorn sheep. But even though we didn’t see the sheep that time, Jessica saw a lot of them a few nights later in her dreams.
Also check out the Yellowstone category of my diary.
Jessica and I were driving south from the northwest entrance down to our campground when we saw a coyote in the field just below us, so we got out to have a look.
All seven of the McKeowns, (currently often scattered across Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana and California,) along with many more of the family, were together at Yellowstone. Here’s a picture taken by Jessica of the group near Shoshone Lake.
Jessica and I photographed some rather sizable white pelicans in the Yellowstone River as we came in to the Fishing Bridge/Pelican Creek area. Check the Webshots album for all the pics, or check out the slideshow.
This bison, which we saw early on, shows a spirited step as he moves along the roadside with his small band of companions.