The elk cows are having babies all over the place in between the buildings. Smart thinking or instincts to protect them from the the wolves, bears and mountain loins.
This little one was born five minutes before I took this picture. The mother was cleaning him up and those little legs were shaking pretty hard.
|Newborn Elk Calf about two hours old|
|Checking thing out while mom eats|
|A large group of cow elks showed up and were sniffing the baby. It's mother ran them off.|
|Already finding the table|
Not only were the elk busy popping out little ones but the bighorn sheep were at it to up in the rocks.
Along the Gardiner River below Mammoth Hot Springs the bighorn sheep often cross the highway to get a drink of the river. Makes for big traffic in the tourist months and especially if they have babies with them. This is the first baby spotted this spring.
|Looking at the traffic|
|She wanted to make her daily cross to the river|
|He spotted me|
|Checking out the new smells|
|This little guy was popping all over the hill|
|Jumped around and forgot about mom|
I found this pair of eagles nesting along a small creek near the Yellowstone river near the Crazy Mountains outside of Clyde Park. Montana.
|Eagles nest with mom sitting|
|Looking for the next meal|
|He found a buddy or a snack?|
|Big Male Eagle on a break from the nest duties|