Snow, blowing snow, and poor visibility was the name of the game today – especially this morning. Even though it made wildlife viewing challenging at best, everywhere you turn, Yellowstone is a winter wonderland picture postcard view right now.
I took a late start into the park, as there wouldn’t have been a wolf or other animal to be seen unless it walked right in front of your car. So, that means I saw lots of bison today, as they will often take the easier route of the road, than have to plow through the deep snow.
The wolf crew was out and had one of the same black wolves we saw yesterday. I took a quick peak through someone’s spotting scope before visibility was lost – at least I saw a wolf today – wouldn’t be skunked – at least not today.
I realized heading further east would be futile unless one was looking for even more snow. So, I meandered my way back west, taking in the views of Yellowstone.
Around lunchtime I decided to head back east and see if the wolf crew had anymore wolves. Bingo! One of the black males and the gray female we saw yesterday were in view. Someone helped me get my spotting scope on them, and for the next 2-1/2 hours I got to watch sleeping wolves – head up, head down, stand up, stretch, lay down. The gray female wolf is beautiful – I think she will make a wonderful alpha – time will tell.