Sign our


Trip Reports:
May 2004
August 2004
October 2004
May 2005
September 2005
May 2006
July 2006
October 2006
May 2007
October 2007
May 2008
September 2008
June 2009
Glacier 2009
May 2010
October 2010
June 2011
Olympic 2011
November 2011
June 2012
September 2012
June 2013
Not the Park 2013
June 2014
Jasper 2014
May 2015
October 2015
May 2016
October 2016
June 2017
September 2017

Wildlife Watching
Wolf Watching
Black Bears
Grizzly Bears
Other Animals

Lamar Valley
Slough Creek
Thermal Features

Gallery 1
Gallery 2
Gallery 3
Gallery 4
Wallpaper II
Wallpaper III
Wallpaper IV
Wallpaper V
Wallpaper VI
Wallpaper VII
Wallpaper VIII
Wallpaper IX
Wallpaper X
Wallpaper XI
Wallpaper XII
Wallpaper XIII
Wallpaper XIV
Wallpaper XV
Wallpaper XVI
***New*** Wallpaper XVII


All photos by
Tim Springer
Christine Baleshta

Additional Photos:

Tim Springer Photography

      The coyote was close. So close we could tell without binoculars it was a nursing mother. It walked around us not ten feet away and then back again intent on something we could not see.
Suddenly my partner said "otters!" I looked over at the lake just in time to see two otters swim toward shore 20 feet away. The coyote ran over where the otters were going to come out anticipating an easy meal but the otters were not impressed. They came rolling up the bank squealing and hissing side by side chasing the surprised coyote 15 feet up the bank. The coyote again came at them and this time they chased her until she ran off for easier prey. The otters were so concerned they rolled wrestled and tumbled all over each other on the bank for a good 2 minutes before their play carried them back into the water where they put on a joyful aquatic show for the fortunate few standing on the bank of trout lake. Another Disney moment courtesy of Yellowstone National Park.
   There are so many wonderful animals to see in the park wildlife viewing trips unfold in a constant sequence of surprise. Another once in a lifetime sighting could be just around the next rock. Literally. It might try to eat you. Otters, weasels, wolverines, martins, grouse, eagles, hawks, owls, bobcats, lynx, Mt. lion, The list seems endless. It's the chance that any of the Yellowstone fauna could be seen on almost any given day that keeps the hope and freshness of the experience alive. Trip after trip the enchantment remains. Maybe this time we'll see a.............

Tim Springer - 2004

Click for larger image

Yellowstone Experiences 2014