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Yellowstone / Grand Tetons Trip

 
Mel-S
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Sep 22, 2017 11:01 |  #106

Lots of snow in the Park these last few days.


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Oct 06, 2017 10:52 |  #107

Nice combination of weather in the Tetons over the past week. Was there this past Tues-Tues. Started with blue skies and 60's, ended with snow, just enough to accent everything but you didn't have to shovel. Moose were visible, which is primarily what I was after, as well as elk, grizzlies, black bear, and most everything else. It was a good trip!




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Oct 06, 2017 19:33 |  #108

Now that the Norris to Mammoth road is open I'll take a day trip one day this next week.


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Oct 06, 2017 19:33 |  #109

I've been here almost four days now and haven't seen much. Disappointing trip so far.


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Oct 06, 2017 22:36 |  #110

The recent weather surely hasn't helped.


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Oct 13, 2017 14:28 |  #111

Wife and I were there for 10 days the first of August. Total extent of what we ran across was buffalo in the valley, 2 elk, and a mule deer. Part of the problem was the smoke from all the fires in the west, including Montana. Went down to the Tetons after Yellowstone and could not even get a decent shot there for all the smoke in the sky. Normally, we go to Yellowstone after labor day, but could not arrange the dates this year. Thinking about next year now, and definitely not going in late July or August. Lot of good posts with information here.




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Oct 13, 2017 15:04 |  #112

Well, this was the worst trip I've had in Yellowstone/Grand Teton for photography since 2007. Had a good opportunity and got some good shots with a cinnamon black bear in the berry bushes in Grand Teton, and that was almost it. Bad light, brush in the way, too dark, no animals...just not rewarding at all.


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Oct 14, 2017 15:11 as a reply to RikWriter's post |  #113

Bear on Moose Wilson road. She's been there with her 2 cubs for a couple weeks now.

Complete opposite trip that I had. Just how it goes.




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Oct 14, 2017 17:09 |  #114

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I spent a day (from noon one day until noon the next day) in Yellowstone as I was road-tripping from WA to PA back in the end of July. . I was quite pleased with my time there.

I was specifically interested in Golden-mantled Ground Squirrels, White-tailed Jackrabbits, and American Pika. . I was able to find and photograph two of my target species, the Pika and the Golden-mantleds. . I was quite pleased with the opportunities they gave me, given the very limited amount of time I had to spend in the park. . Unfortunately, the White-tailed Jackrabbits eluded me, as I didn't even see one, despite spending a few hours looking just for them during prime evening hours and another hour early the next morning.

I usually find the smaller mammals to be more interesting and satisfying to photograph than the larger, more iconic mammals are. . For some reason I will never understand, many photographers pretty much ignore the small mammals........which is just fine with me, because then I have them all to myself!


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Oct 14, 2017 19:04 |  #115

Lovely shots, Tom!


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Oct 15, 2017 02:30 |  #116

Sorry to hear about the lack of animals on your trip, RikWriter. Just some bad luck, I suppose.

Nice shots, Tom. I really like the Pika shot. I'll get to see one some day!


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Oct 15, 2017 02:40 |  #117

Has anyone watched the "Yellowstone Thaw" documentary (currently available on Netflix)? There's some pretty good stuff from 2016 on there. I get a kick out of how they can make it look like there aren't a lot of people around. I may have been there the day they got the footage of "Quad-Mom" and her cubs on Swan Lake Flats. There was a professional videographer right next to me for a while. We spoke a little, but I can't remember who he said he was shooting for.


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Oct 15, 2017 12:54 |  #118

sandwedge wrote in post #18472931 (external link)
Has anyone watched the "Yellowstone Thaw" documentary (currently available on Netflix)? There's some pretty good stuff from 2016 on there. I get a kick out of how they can make it look like there aren't a lot of people around. I may have been there the day they got the footage of "Quad-Mom" and her cubs on Swan Lake Flats. There was a professional videographer right next to me for a while. We spoke a little, but I can't remember who he said he was shooting for.

Could have been Bob Landis. He lives in Gardiner. In the park quite a bit. Drives a Prius. Dark curly hair




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Oct 15, 2017 13:14 |  #119

That would have been cool but it wasn't him. This was a younger guy. We were near each other on the main road and when the bears moved away, we both ended up moving south to a pullout and setting up there - hoping the bears come that way.

That's when we talked for a short while. While I wanted to ask a ton of questions, I didn't want to bother him. The only thing I remember him saying was that there were a couple of groups doing documentaries in the park at the time.


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