Here are a few photos of wildlife sightings at Yellowstone from our trip in early June. Visitors have opportunities to see many furred and feathered creatures within Yellowstone National Park.
Sometimes you see wildlife, such as this snowshoe hare, that you may not have seen in the park before. This hare’s population peaks about every ten years and this must be a peak year.
Sometimes you’ll see wildlife interacting within close proximity of each other. This radio-collared gray wolf got a little too close for comfort to the bison calves in this herd. The bulls and cows quickly chased it away.
Sometimes you’ll get wildlife sightings at Yellowstone that are hundreds and hundreds of yards away. This grizzly bear with two cubs made its way across a distant mountain meadow. I took this photo with my Samsung phone attached to a spotting scope.
Other times you’ll get closer views. This sandhill crane family patiently posed for photographers.
You might see familiar friends in new settings. We saw killdeer in shallow hot spring features throughout the park. They must enjoy the warm temperature!
Since the park includes 3,500 square miles, you’ll need to look close to find the wildlife. This lone cinnamon teal floated in a sedge-filled pond – a pinch of spice in a sea of green.
23 thoughts on “Wildlife sightings at Yellowstone: Sunday Stills”
Wonderful, Siobhan! And nice to see you here at Sunday Stills! You captured such beautiful creatures in the their habitat. I’m struck at how big the gray wolf is compared to those bison calves–good thing the parents were there. You cashed in big time with these great shots on your trip!
Thanks, Terri! Yes, it was good the parents were nearby.
Never been to Yellowstone. Those bison seem happy.
Yes, the bison were content – as long as the wolves didn’t close to their young ones!
Thanks, Gabriele! So much to see there.
Attaching your phone to a spotter scope is a great idea. Love the wildlife photos!
Thanks! I’m still learning how to get decent photos through the scope.
You’ve just reinforced my heart’s desire to visit Yellowstone one day, Siobhan. Your beautiful photographs make it clear that it is a very special place.
Yes, it is. You’ve shared so many beautiful landscape and wildlife portraits near you. Thanks!
Lovely photos from Yellowstone 🙂 So many people focus on the springs and geological wonders, and forget that it’s a haven for wildlife too!
Thanks, Sarah! We like going in the spring since the chances of seeing baby animals, and gorgeous wildflowers, are higher. 🙂
Who knew killdeer enjoy toasty toes?!
Smart birds! Thanks, Becky!
So gorgeous photos nature and wild life photography 🌷👌🙏🌷
Thanks, Thattamma! 😁👍
So welcome 🙏🌷♥️
Love those and I think I’d definitely prefer to see the grizzlies from far away
Thanks, Kirstin! Yes, keeping a safe distance from a mama grizzly bear with cubs is a good idea. 🐻
a gorgeous environment for some great wildlife shots…..I would be terrified at the thought of coming across the bears at a closer range though.
Yes, it is gorgeous! Most of the time the wildlife keeps its distance. However, I have seen many tourists get too close to them.