Month: July 2015

Possessing Your Own Life

I wrote this today, thinking it was already my birthday.  Boy am I getting old!  Just some camping experiences, in the July cold and some thoughts about watching the wolves.…
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We need to have a talk about hunting

At Ghost Bear Photography, we try to keep things non-political in order to break down stereotypes and make nature – and, by way, conservation – more accessible to people from…
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The Bison Rut in Soda Butte Valley

The bison rut is in full swing now and the bison pulled a great stunt on me.  Technically, I can't go home until Friday, when my landlord leaves, but I…
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Our Wade Lake Vacation

One of the nice things about Yellowstone is that many visitors come here and don’t have the time to explore some really beautiful places outside the park. Some of our…
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When photographs tell the story for you

Like this image, sometimes photographs tell the story for you. Thanks to Jill - who is far more perceptive of her surroundings than I am - I've stopped being so…
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In the world of Grizzly bears

    On Wednesday, there was a report of a dark black wolf with a collar being struck by a slow moving car.  Most assume that it was 755 and…
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Puppies and one magic moment

7/13/2015 Today I am sitting in a field, behind some tall sage that may or may not be hiding me from nosey people on the road. Possibly, in front of…
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The Only Reason to Mow the Grass

The other day I realized my husband and I have never owned a lawn mower. Our house is on five and a half acres of trees and whatever else wants…
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Another day on puppy watch

Do you remember after 925 was attacked and I came rushing home from the Tetons to be here for what would happen next? He died two days later, I believe,…
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Puppy Watch

July 12, 2015 This hill that I am sitting on is called, "Dead Puppy." So named for the day, long ago and before my time, when a pack of wolves…
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Bighorn Sheep: Why walk around a pond when you can jump over it?

Bighorn sheep hate walking through water. Hate it. Almost as much as they hate the inconvenience of walking around water. So what happens when a scary small pond poses an…
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The Hayden Sow and her two cubs

The southern portion of Yellowstone, in the Canyon and Fishing Bridge districts, is where you can find a lot of grizzlies, fabulous rangers and good friends. There are three sows…
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Tough Times in Wolf World

Well, as Story Warren said, it feels like 2013 all over again, with Spitfire roaming the roads and looking for anything to eat. It was such a sad time when…
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Yellowstone – A Natural Filter

We have been coming to Yellowstone for 41 years. We used to teach biology and environmental science in a college in Baytown, Texas and during the summers we came here.…
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Saw-Whet Owl: Patience doesn’t always get you the shot

Let me get this out of the way first: Jill is an immensely talented photographer and she almost always puts in the time required to get 'the shot'. Just not…
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