Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Yellowstone NP Part II


After locating the grizzly the first day, began scouting the park for wolf activity and potential kill locations. It wasn't until today that we found a decent location as you can see from above. Sat on the elk kill all day and the wolves arrived around 5:15 PM. I will be back on this kill site at 5:30 AM to hopefully capture the remainder of the Canyon Pack feeding on the carcass.


Did locate several other wolves but this series turned out the best. Still haven't had any time to work up images, staying on the go in the park from before sunrise to after sunset. I had to double stack (something I rarely do) to achieve the close proximity image viewing, for both the grizzly and the wolves. So, I shoot with a 400mm/2,8 and put a 1.4x and a 2x extenders to keep safe distances and not disturb the wildlife. Blue Skies

13 comments:

Tim Rucci said...

Interesting stuff, Ken. You must have a lot of patience to sit and wait all day for something to happen, knowing there might be other action elsewhere in the park. The wolf in the upper left in that first photo looks like he's staring at the camera.

Natural Moments said...

In the first photo, the wolf looks happy to sense you. You must have wolf energy within you Ken.

Great photos from such a great distance. You are very intimate with Nature.

gidje said...

These shots from Yellowstone are fabulous. I'm sure the adrenaline rush is about 100%!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

More fantastic shots Ken. You should have taken me with you. LOL!! I have never seen a wolf or a bear in its natural habitat. Maybe the next time I get to the USA I will have time to go to these places to see them myself. Enjoy your trip further. I look forward to seeing the rest of the pictures. :)

Twisted Fencepost said...

Looks like they're keeping an eye on you too.
Like, "Okay, you can take my picture, but I'm not sharing, got that?"

Juan C. Aguero said...

Good work Ken, congratulations!!

Misty Dawn said...

My dad's best friend is a wolfdog, so this post immediately got my attention. I can't believe how strong the resemblance is!

Atanasio Fernández García said...

Hi Ken, we're discovering your wild nature of the USA with your great pictures. I am glad to know that there are actually places where you can see wolves and bears, with the feeling of being a paradise inticado yet. like you do. Very good job!

Philip said...

The wolfs look like they are aware of you Great shots Ken did they make the Kill or something else ?

Andor Marton said...

This series is a great follow-up of the grizzly shot.
The using of those 2 extenders it's understandable, this animals can be very dangerous. They probably noticed your presence because they staring at the camera. Blues skies!

Rocky Mountain Photography said...

Great shot, still working on mine, I hope you have a safe drive, we made it back to utah.
Love your web site, look forawrd to seeing you in jasper, or down here for the cougar.
Glad we meet, Had a great time in YNp

hillybillyfarmgirl said...

I was at Yellowstone 1998. I loved it. We saw a Moose with it's calf and a Grizly Bear, and at night on the camping we could hear the wolves...
I'll never forget any of it.
:))
Fantastic photos!

Stacey Huston said...

Great shots and so glad you got the oportunity to see them. As for the stacking. I don't have any extenders so I always laugh when people say. "o- you live in wyoming, no wonder you get such great shots" Not as easy as they would think.. Be safe on your trip we look forward to your posts.