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Ducks and social distancing

Ducks and social distancing

Marty’s photo of the day #3588: Goldeneye ducks having a dispute over social distancing on a mostly frozen lake in Yellowstone National Park.

Yes, he’s was a “big boy”

Yes, he’s was a “big boy”

Marty’s photo of the day #3497: To preserve my reputation as an ethical wildlife photographer, I always divulge when I digitally manipulate a photo beyond color and light levels. In this instance, I came across this bear while hiking in Yellowstone National Park and paralleled him for a bit. Suddenly, he reared up on his […]

The “brown” black bear

The “brown” black bear

Marty’s photo of the day #3327: I photographed this “brown” black bear while hiking in Yellowstone National Park a little over a year ago.

Black bear

Black bear

Marty’s photo of the day #3272: Despite the brown coat, this is a black bear, not a grizzly bear. (Photographed while hiking in Yellowstone National Park)

Yellowstone gem

Yellowstone gem

Marty’s photo of the day #3265: This is Trout Lake in Yellowstone National Park. It’s one of the many gems you can find in the park if you hike away from the crowds.

Going for a swim

Going for a swim

Marty’s photo of the day #3218: “Mom! Mom! We really don’t like this.” (Bison, photographed in Yellowstone National Park)

The last ethical brain cell?

The last ethical brain cell?

Marty’s photo of the day #3163: No, this isn’t the last ethical brain cell in William Barr’s skull. That died on the day he was confirmed as U.S. Attorney General. Instead, you are looking at an extreme close-up of water from a hot spring in Yellowstone National Park.

Big Boy Bison

Big Boy Bison

Marty’s photo of the day #3143: This is one of my favorite bison photos. He’s such a big boy! (Photographed in Yellowstone National Park)

Baby bison

Baby bison

Marty’s photo of the day #3141: Aw, baby bison! (Photographed in Yellowstone National Park)

Bad grass

Bad grass

Marty’s photo of the day #3136: You know that face people make when they eat a bad peanut? I think this elk just ate a bad piece of grass. (Photographed in Yellowstone National Park)

Trumpeter swans

Trumpeter swans

Marty’s photo of the day #3123: Trumpeter swan flasher. (Photographed in Yellowstone National Park)

“Squirrel!” said the dog

“Squirrel!” said the dog

Marty’s photo of the day #3095: Sometimes when I wake up in the morning, I know exactly what I’m going to post for my photo of the day. Other times, I search my hard drive hoping to find a special image that I completely forgot that I made. Today’s golden-mantled ground squirrel is the latter. […]

Goldeneyes: The battle for Trout Lake

Goldeneyes: The battle for Trout Lake

Marty’s photo of the day #3090: Every time Deb and I visit Yellowstone National Park, we experience something amazing—and it’s not necessarily the wolves or the grizzly bears. In early May, we hiked up to Trout Lake and had the place to ourselves. At first I was disappointed because the lake was frozen and we […]

Speedy Pronghorns

Speedy Pronghorns

Marty’s photos of the day #3089: Pronghorns are the fastest land animal in the Western Hemisphere, reaching 60 miles-per-hour. I photographed these two in Yellowstone National Park.

A bear and her tree

A bear and her tree

Marty’s photo of the day #3085: “I didn’t touch the tree. I promise!” (Black bear, photographed in Yellowstone National Park)

The Bluebird of Trump Family Perp-Walks

The Bluebird of Trump Family Perp-Walks

Marty’s photo of the day #3073: The Bluebird of Trump Family Perp-Walks. (Photographed in Yellowstone National Park)

Baby bison and the river crossing

Baby bison and the river crossing

Marty’s photo of the day #2981: This is a mother and baby bison, after swimming across a river in Yellowstone National Park. The baby was not at all happy about their adventure.

Sandhill crane

Sandhill crane

Marty’s photo of the day #2939: I’ve been to Yellowstone National Park multiple times. I photographed this sandhill crane during my first visit.

A baby bison’s first swim

A baby bison’s first swim

Marty’s photo of the day #2931: “Mom! Mom! This is not a good idea. I just saw a shark . . . or an alligator. No, the Loch Ness Monster!” (Photographed in Yellowstone National Park)

Hiking away from the crowds

Hiking away from the crowds

Marty’s photo of the day #2924: Most people who go to Yellowstone National Park never leave the main roads. I think that’s great, because it makes it easy to hike away from the crowds. I photographed this black bear last month on one of those hikes.

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