Friday, January 29, 2010

Campus frost

Northwest College. January, 2010.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Buffalo at the door

Buffalo at the front door of employee housing for YPSS winter employees at Canyon in Yellowstone National Park. Fortunately a sign posted on the inner door says "Keep Out", so the buffalo eventually wandered off. Photo by Glenn Koelling.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Bison Grazing

Northfork of the Shoshone. January, 2010.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

North Fork of the Shoshone

The North Fork of the Shoshone River flows from the mountains on the eastern edge of Yellowstone National Park down to the Buffalo Bill reservoir just west of Cody. The North Fork cuts through the Absaroka volcanic field, and the resulting landscapes range from sheer cliffs to rocky spires. Much of the 50 mile stretch of river runs through the Shoshone National Forest. Bighorn sheep come down to lower elevation during the winter and graze by the highway. A small group of bison from Yellowstone stay on the North Fork year round. Elk and deer are common. Grizzly and black bears frequent the North Fork, and wolves move through the area. (Here is an earlier posting of a griz on the North Fork.) Recently the pine trees have been devastated by the Pine Bark Beetle, a small beetle which girdles a tree and kills it. In places upwards of 75% of the trees have been affected.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Canada Geese, Taking Flight

North of Powell. January, 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Bald Eagle

North of Powell. January, 2010.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Two Rams

North Fork of the Shoshone. January, 2010.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Bighorn Sheep

Early morning, North Fork of the Shoshone. January, 2010.

Monday, January 11, 2010

American Kestrel

North of Powell. January, 2010.

"Perhaps the most colorful raptor in the world, the American Kestrel is the most common falcon in North America. It is found from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, and in towns as well as wild lands." -- The Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Saturday, January 9, 2010


Shield Warriors, probably Crow Indian. In badlands near the Wyoming/Montana Border. Pictographs are approximately 12 inches tall. October, 2009.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Rough-legged Hawk, Light Morph

South Elk Basin. January, 2010.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Golden Eagle

January, 2010.