Yellowstone Diary

August 31, 2018

The Lamar Valley is famous worldwide as THE place to see wolves. You will most likely see wolves if you get up at 4:30 am to be in the Lamar by 6 am. But they still will be a mile or more away and you might get to see one for 3 minutes.

But then there are days like today. We were the first persons at the Picnic pull out this morning. It was one of those mornings where having a 100mm aperture to gather light in dim conditions paid off. I found the first wolves in a minute or two after scanning the hillside. As they moved out of the forest into the open and moved downhill we discovered the entire Junction wolf pack was present.

They were in a lazy mood, playing and wrestling and plopping down to rest. It was easy to identify the matriarch of the clan 969F, a grey female with collar. The puppies were bugging one of the males to regurgitate up some breakfast for them.

I offer a short glimpse, due to server space, of 30 minutes of video taken this morning.

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