After we spotted this bobcat crossing the road and disappearing into the woods, Mark Rasmussen predicted where it might emerge again, along the river. We went there and waited for maybe 40 minutes. Sure enough the bobcat walked out of the woods toward us. After several minutes, it swam across the river (!) and visited an old kill on the far bank of the river.
As with the bobcat, Mark Rasmussen had us wait for this coyote to approach us. We were waiting on a bridge as the coyote made its way along the river bank, toward us. Rather than going under the bridge as we had thought it might, it came up onto the road and started to cross the bridge, but then reversed direction and kept along the same side of the river without crossing. Honorable Mention, Digital B&W, March 2015
One of Yellowstone's winter treats is the steam and mist from thermal features coating and freezing on nearby trees. 1st place, Travel Prints, N4C March 2015. Honorable Mention in the Iowa State Fair 2015.
Here the coyote is making its way down the snowy river bank toward the river's edge.
The only road in the park that is plowed is the one from Gardiner to Mammoth and from there to Cook City. The rest are snow roads, groomed but not plowed. Only treaded vehicles can pass (glavals, bombardiers, and snow mobiles).
Jon Ingleman, Michael Kirkland, Andrea Jones, Scott Nagel, me, Cosmas Liu, Lin Craft, Mark Rasmussen, Judy Ingleman, and Helen Zenisek