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Antelope Island bison

Antelope Island bison

Marty’s photo of the day #4091: Between 500 and 700 bison live on Antelope Island (located in the Great Salt Lake of Utah). Two weeks ago, Deb and I hiked toward the far end of the island, passing by a herd with a huge bull. Then, as we approach the island’s tip, we came across […]

Elk on the prairie

Elk on the prairie

Marty’s photo of the day #3760: Stalking elk on the open prairie isn’t easy—especially when accompanied by a very active, medium-sized dog. The elk were at the beginning of their rut, when Deb, Nellie, and I visited the American Prairie Reserve earlier this month. A few times we even heard them bugling. These two bulls […]

The cooperative coyote

The cooperative coyote

Marty’s photo of the day #2884: While in Yellowstone National Park this past weekend, I saw a wolf at the top of a mountain, looking down on two grizzly bears with a kill. The wolf was gone before I could focus my camera, and the grizzlies were beyond the effective range on my telephoto lens. […]

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