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Day 9 and 10 Photo Safari Yellowstone and Grand Tetons

June 25, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

May 9, Day 9: You can read the entire blog and view photos on our website. If you enjoy the account, Please . . . share it with your friends. Photos from the trip can be viewed at: http://astilesphotography.com/f390536220 Thanks!  I mentioned an avalanche on Day 6, and about meeting the cinematographer.  His name is Jeff Hogan, and you can see some sample clips at http://www.hoganfilms.com/STOCK%20FOOTAGE.html  Today we got up and checked out of the Pine Edge Cabins and departed Silver Gate around 7:00 AM, since we were moving to West Yellowstone today.  Stopped at the location of the abandoned bison calf and there was no evidence of it anywhere.  Found the Grizzly boar on the winterkill again and stopped for some more photos of him. We also spotted another grizzly in the far distance, with a black wolf sitting on a hillside watching it.  Both were too far away for decent photos.  Drove through Mammoth and then south to Norris.  From there we drove east to Canyon and then south to Fishing Bridge.  On the return trip we found another grizzly feeding on another winterkill and took a few photos, then continued on to West Yellowstone.  As we got checked into our cabins, the winds were getting stronger and the temperature dropping.  Again, the Explorer Cabins in West Yellowstone are a great place to stay.  I would recommend reserving a cabin that is unattached to any other cabins to ensure you do not have noisy neighbors.  160 miles  25 MPG

May 10, Day 10:  We got up and left the cabins around 6:00 AM. We drove the Madison River, where we found a Bald Eagle and an Osprey.  We took some photos.  Drove down to Old Faithful and got a few shots, then back north to Gibbon Falls.  It was very cold and windy today, and no animal activity at all.  Had a family of Chinese move into the attached cabin, and they were very polite; however, they were extremely loud too. I spoke with the management staff and they told me that 10:00 PM was when their “quiet time” began.  At 10:30 PM, I politely asked the Chinese to be quiet. They were very apologetic, but I went back to management and explained that I was a nature/wildlife photographer which required me to get up and out very early, and back to the cabin late.  I told them I wanted a different cabin for tomorrow evening.  They agreed to get me into another one and advised me to take everything with me in the morning, and that they would have the new cabin ready when I returned from shooting.  110 miles  22 MPG


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