May 22, 2014

Well, we took a day off and went to Bozeman Camera, yesterday.  They were very helpful.  By the time we left, we had bought a new Canon 6D camera with a  EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS II and a 2x teleconverter.  This camera will fit my hands better and should make a difference with the focusing.  We will be selling my other Nikon camera and a couple of lenses to compensate for the purchase.  Yay!  Now I just need to learn what the different settings are on this camera.

We drove over to Alum Creek and took photos of a cinnamon grizzly, then headed over to LeHardy’s Rapids but only saw a marmot, so we headed back to Alum Creek and took more photos of the same grizzly, but it was farther away.  We went from Canyon to Norris and saw a coyote hunting in the snow.  She pounced on a uinta.  She chomped on it without putting it down once.  That was the first time we had ever seen a coyote hunt.  Later, upon looking at the photos, we could see that she was a nursing mama.  We wonder where the den and pups are located.  We hadn’t stayed to see where she headed off to.  Although, it was probably well hidden, away from the paparazzi.  We drove over to Midway Geyser Basin and took photos of Grand Prismatic Spring.  It was so beautiful.  Then we headed over to Old Faithful.  We had lunch in the cafeteria and let my battery charge by our table.  Then we headed out of the park and stopped at the Oxbow Bend on the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park.  We stopped and took some photos of trumpeter swans.

We’re heading home and stayed at the Pronghorn Lodge in Lander, WY.  It’s right on the river, so it’s a pretty location. We had a good meal at the Oxbow Restaurant next to the hotel.  Tomorrow, we’ll drive home.   ~ Mary & Mark

Places we have seen Bears and more

Siting List:  Grizzly, Coyote, Hawk, Marmot

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