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Yellowstone | Wild Animals - Katie Kinsley

Yellowstone | Wild Animals

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Yellowstone National Park has a lot of wildlife to offer whatever piques your interest. These are just some of the animals I saw while driving through the park (almost in entirety). I enjoyed seeing the animals more during the summer than I did during Winter mostly because of the weather. We could exit the car immediately and snap a few shots and then move on.

This moose I saw on Saturday. If you see cars stopped for no reason, then you have to assume there is an animal nearby. Once we saw it, we got out of the car to take some photos. He never turned around and I only snapped some pictures of his butt.

On Monday morning, my father and I left the lodge around 6:30 in the morning. The sun was just rising and the roads were very empty. As the sun was coming up over Lake Yellowstone, I searched the woods outside of the car for elk. While we were horseback riding on Sunday, we were not allowed to carry a camera of any kind. We saw about twenty elk in the backwoods with babies, but did not take any pictures. Instead, we saw a lone moose having his breakfast on the side of the road.

Moose

Moose

Moose

Moose

Somewhere north of the canyon there was a small traffic jam due to this little guy running along the middle of the road. I snapped a quick shot after he left the road before he disappeared. The we saw a buffalo way up the mountain side along the side of the road – like legit on the side. I had my telephoto lens on my camera when we pulled the car up to him, so I got an extreme close up.

Coyote

Buffalo

Buffalo

This buffalo was rolling in the dirt pile when we spotted him, but he didn’t do it again after we pulled over to the side of the road. I think he was watching us.

Buffalo

This is one of my better photos of the buffalos I saw. He was chilling on the hillside casually walking when we pulled the car over.

Buffalo

Buffalo

After a few hours of driving, we came along to another traffic jam. This time there were a lot of cars, trucks, campers and people all over the road. There was a mama black bear and her three cubs just along the side of the road. The cubs were wrestling each other and trying to climb the trees. The photos are a little blurry from snapping a few shots while driving and because I didn’t want to get too close to a bear…because nature is a little scary.

Black Bear and Cubs

Black Bear and Cubs

Black Bear and Cubs

Black Bear and Cubs

Black Bear and Cubs

Black Bear and Cubs

58 Comments

  1. May 29, 2018 / 7:21 pm

    This looks amazing! I’d love to visit somewhere like this and see mama bear with her cubs. Lovely photos too!

  2. May 29, 2018 / 7:21 pm

    Oh wow! What amazing animals to see on your drive. I am from South Africa but visited Yellowstone with my husband some years ago. We loved it and especially seeing all the different animals to the ones we have here.

  3. Ali Rost
    May 29, 2018 / 7:21 pm

    My husband and I have been to Yellowstone a couple of times now and it’s absolutely wonderful! All of the different animals are truly amazing. My husband is a huge fan of buffalo and seeing them is always a treat. I can’t believe how big they are in real life!

  4. May 29, 2018 / 7:21 pm

    nice pictures and amazing animals. Nature has given so much to us..beautiful!

  5. May 29, 2018 / 7:21 pm

    Wow! What an amazing trip. I would love to visit Yellow Stone. I will admit, I might be a bit nervous. I love wildlife, but am always a little concerned too.

  6. May 1, 2017 / 8:02 am

    This looks amazing! I’d love to visit somewhere like this and see mama bear with her cubs. Lovely photos too!

  7. May 29, 2018 / 7:21 pm

    I love nature and seeing animals in their natural habitat really brings me joy. I would love to see some of these wild animals up close and Yellowstone has been on my list for quite some time x

  8. May 1, 2017 / 8:20 am

    Oh wow! What amazing animals to see on your drive. I am from South Africa but visited Yellowstone with my husband some years ago. We loved it and especially seeing all the different animals to the ones we have here.

  9. May 29, 2018 / 7:21 pm

    Wow! That’s amazing!! I would love to go there, we are always at the zoo with the children or local safari parks, they LOVE animals!

  10. May 29, 2018 / 7:21 pm

    Wow, this is so cool! I’ve always wanted to go there, and now that I see you can see so much wildlife, it’s definitely moved up my list!

  11. May 29, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    Love the baby bears. HOW CUTE! I think this would make an amazing vacation spot to visit. The kids would love to see all the animals and let’s face it… I would too.

  12. Ali Rost
    May 1, 2017 / 9:51 am

    My husband and I have been to Yellowstone a couple of times now and it’s absolutely wonderful! All of the different animals are truly amazing. My husband is a huge fan of buffalo and seeing them is always a treat. I can’t believe how big they are in real life!

  13. May 1, 2017 / 10:36 am

    nice pictures and amazing animals. Nature has given so much to us..beautiful!

  14. May 1, 2017 / 10:50 am

    Wow! What an amazing trip. I would love to visit Yellow Stone. I will admit, I might be a bit nervous. I love wildlife, but am always a little concerned too.

  15. May 1, 2017 / 12:15 pm

    I love nature and seeing animals in their natural habitat really brings me joy. I would love to see some of these wild animals up close and Yellowstone has been on my list for quite some time x

  16. adriana
    May 29, 2018 / 9:23 pm

    What an absolutely incredible experience! There’s really nothing quite like seeing animals in their natural habitats like this. I love these pictures, they turned out beautifully! I hope you had such a fun time! I am dying to get there one day!

  17. May 1, 2017 / 12:51 pm

    Wow! That’s amazing!! I would love to go there, we are always at the zoo with the children or local safari parks, they LOVE animals!

  18. May 1, 2017 / 1:03 pm

    Wow, this is so cool! I’ve always wanted to go there, and now that I see you can see so much wildlife, it’s definitely moved up my list!

  19. May 1, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    Love the baby bears. HOW CUTE! I think this would make an amazing vacation spot to visit. The kids would love to see all the animals and let’s face it… I would too.

  20. May 29, 2018 / 7:21 pm

    Amazing photos! We wanted to do yellowstone for spring break but it was still a bit chilly. Maybe over the summer next year!

  21. adriana
    May 1, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    What an absolutely incredible experience! There’s really nothing quite like seeing animals in their natural habitats like this. I love these pictures, they turned out beautifully! I hope you had such a fun time! I am dying to get there one day!

  22. May 29, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    Amazing photographs!!! Taking photos of animals is my favorite past time and you captured some great shots. I have never visited Yellowstone.

  23. May 29, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    OMG these are some serious wild animals. I have never seen any of these animals up close! Great captures I love to see these animals out in the wild!

  24. Elizabeth O.
    May 29, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    It’s so nice to be able to watch the animals in their natural habitat. It’s really beautiful out there and it’s very much worth the trip!

  25. May 29, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    Imagine seeing this lovely view with the animals enjoying their home, it’s so relaxing and peaceful. I’d love to plan a trip with my husband here one of these days!

  26. May 1, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    Amazing photos! We wanted to do yellowstone for spring break but it was still a bit chilly. Maybe over the summer next year!

  27. Dana Vento
    May 29, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    Yellowstone is notable for its predator–prey complex of large mammals, including eight ungulate species (bighorn sheep, bison, elk, moose, mountain goats, mule deer, pronghorn, and white-tailed deer) and seven large predators (black bears, Canada lynx, coyotes, grizzly bears, mountain lions, wolverines, and wolves).

  28. May 1, 2017 / 10:05 pm

    Amazing photographs!!! Taking photos of animals is my favorite past time and you captured some great shots. I have never visited Yellowstone.

  29. May 1, 2017 / 10:24 pm

    OMG these are some serious wild animals. I have never seen any of these animals up close! Great captures I love to see these animals out in the wild!

  30. Elizabeth O.
    May 1, 2017 / 10:35 pm

    It’s so nice to be able to watch the animals in their natural habitat. It’s really beautiful out there and it’s very much worth the trip!

  31. May 1, 2017 / 10:44 pm

    Imagine seeing this lovely view with the animals enjoying their home, it’s so relaxing and peaceful. I’d love to plan a trip with my husband here one of these days!

  32. Dana Vento
    May 2, 2017 / 1:03 am

    Yellowstone is notable for its predator–prey complex of large mammals, including eight ungulate species (bighorn sheep, bison, elk, moose, mountain goats, mule deer, pronghorn, and white-tailed deer) and seven large predators (black bears, Canada lynx, coyotes, grizzly bears, mountain lions, wolverines, and wolves).

  33. May 29, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    You can see pictures of these animals and be in awe of their beauty, but nothing compares to seeing a wild animal up close and personal and admiring their beauty.

  34. May 29, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    Nice Pictures and amazing animals.Nature has given so much to us. Beautiful!. It would be a different experience taking snapshots with little distance. Thanks for sharing.!

  35. lisa
    May 29, 2018 / 9:23 pm

    I can’t wait to take my kids to visit Yellowstone! I have heard nothing but great things about Yellowstone, your images are Awesome, look how beautiful nature is and the animals…..WOW!

  36. May 2, 2017 / 5:16 am

    You can see pictures of these animals and be in awe of their beauty, but nothing compares to seeing a wild animal up close and personal and admiring their beauty.

  37. May 2, 2017 / 6:07 am

    Nice Pictures and amazing animals.Nature has given so much to us. Beautiful!. It would be a different experience taking snapshots with little distance. Thanks for sharing.!

  38. May 29, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    Yellowstone National Park looks gorgeous and you are lucky to see these animals in person. I loved the photographs. You are really talented 🙂

  39. May 29, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    Oh wow, what a lovely set of photos! I love being with nature but don’t get to do much outdoor trips. We did brought the little one to the zoo to see some wild animals and she enjoyed it!

    Mae | http://www.thegospelofbeauty.org

  40. lisa
    May 2, 2017 / 9:00 am

    I can’t wait to take my kids to visit Yellowstone! I have heard nothing but great things about Yellowstone, your images are Awesome, look how beautiful nature is and the animals…..WOW!

  41. May 29, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    Being that close to wildlife, especially the bears, would probably give me anxiety! I would love to see the buffalo in person though. They are odd but interesting creatures.

  42. May 2, 2017 / 10:12 am

    Yellowstone National Park looks gorgeous and you are lucky to see these animals in person. I loved the photographs. You are really talented 🙂

  43. May 2, 2017 / 10:13 am

    Oh wow, what a lovely set of photos! I love being with nature but don’t get to do much outdoor trips. We did brought the little one to the zoo to see some wild animals and she enjoyed it!

    Mae | http://www.thegospelofbeauty.org

  44. May 2, 2017 / 1:32 pm

    Being that close to wildlife, especially the bears, would probably give me anxiety! I would love to see the buffalo in person though. They are odd but interesting creatures.

  45. May 29, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    Those are so many different amazing pictures of animals. I know I have wanted to go back to Yellowstone. I haven’t been since I was a little child and I would love to take my daughter.

  46. Nay
    May 29, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    Wow this looks great. It must be amazing to see these animals so close.

  47. May 29, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    This is freaking awesome!! I think my favorite pictures are the ones of the bears. They look so cute! And yes I know not to try to pet them lol.

  48. May 2, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    Those are so many different amazing pictures of animals. I know I have wanted to go back to Yellowstone. I haven’t been since I was a little child and I would love to take my daughter.

  49. Nay
    May 2, 2017 / 10:47 pm

    Wow this looks great. It must be amazing to see these animals so close.

  50. May 2, 2017 / 11:12 pm

    This is freaking awesome!! I think my favorite pictures are the ones of the bears. They look so cute! And yes I know not to try to pet them lol.

  51. May 29, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    It must have been a wonderful experience to see these wild creatures in their natural environment! Yellowstone is one of the destinations that I”d love to visit.

  52. May 3, 2017 / 3:21 am

    It must have been a wonderful experience to see these wild creatures in their natural environment! Yellowstone is one of the destinations that I”d love to visit.

  53. May 29, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    The photography is great, I definitely want to live somewhere in the future where there’s lots of wild animals.

  54. May 4, 2017 / 11:08 am

    The photography is great, I definitely want to live somewhere in the future where there’s lots of wild animals.

  55. Susu
    May 29, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    I’ve never been to any park not because I dont want to, but so many other ynderlying factors. This post however inspires me to create time to visit and have a wonderful experience as you did. Love, love, love the pics. They look so natural….

  56. Susu
    May 6, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    I’ve never been to any park not because I dont want to, but so many other ynderlying factors. This post however inspires me to create time to visit and have a wonderful experience as you did. Love, love, love the pics. They look so natural….

  57. Tiara Wilson
    May 29, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    Wow, what an amazing trip. I enjoyed looking at your photos of all of those wild animals. It seems like you had fun!

  58. Tiara Wilson
    May 7, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    Wow, what an amazing trip. I enjoyed looking at your photos of all of those wild animals. It seems like you had fun!

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