A Bluebird Day at Yellowstone National Park

Come along with me as I enjoy a "bluebird day" at Yellowstone National Park and see the animals of Yellowstone National Park.I had never heard of the expression, “a bluebird day”, but ended up hearing it several times on my recent trip to Yellowstone Country, Montana. I guess bluebirds come out when the sun is shining, even if there is snow on the ground from the night or days before.  Regardless, it was was a gorgeous day!

Come along with me as I take a road trip to Yellowstone National Park in Montana.

Animals of Yellowstone National Park

On one hand, it seems many of the animals in Yellowstone National Park tend to come out the colder it is, but on the other hand, we seemed to have a chance to see many of the animals that have their home in Yellowstone National Park. So what did we actually end up seeing?

“We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us.
 When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to 
 use it with love and respect.” Aldo Leopold

 

Here is a photographic journey through the animals of Yellowstone National Park on a Bluebird kind of day!

Animals of Yellowstone National Park:

Bison

Come along with me as I enjoy a "bluebird day" at Yellowstone National Park and see the animals of Yellowstone National Park.

Come along with me as I enjoy a "bluebird day" at Yellowstone National Park and see the animals of Yellowstone National Park.

Come along with me as I enjoy a "bluebird day" at Yellowstone National Park and see the animals of Yellowstone National Park.

Come along with me as I enjoy a "bluebird day" at Yellowstone National Park and see the animals of Yellowstone National Park.

Come along with me as I enjoy a "bluebird day" at Yellowstone National Park and see the animals of Yellowstone National Park.

Come along with me as I enjoy a "bluebird day" at Yellowstone National Park and see the animals of Yellowstone National Park.

Red Fox

Come along with me as I enjoy a "bluebird day" at Yellowstone National Park and see the animals of Yellowstone National Park.

Come along with me as I enjoy a "bluebird day" at Yellowstone National Park and see the animals of Yellowstone National Park.

Elk

Come along with me as I enjoy a "bluebird day" at Yellowstone National Park and see the animals of Yellowstone National Park.

Come along with me as I enjoy a "bluebird day" at Yellowstone National Park and see the animals of Yellowstone National Park.

Bighorn Sheep

Come along with me as I enjoy a "bluebird day" at Yellowstone National Park and see the animals of Yellowstone National Park.

Come along with me as I enjoy a "bluebird day" at Yellowstone National Park and see the animals of Yellowstone National Park.

Cow Elk

Come along with me as I enjoy a "bluebird day" at Yellowstone National Park and see the animals of Yellowstone National Park.

Mule deer or white-tailed deer

Come along with me as I enjoy a "bluebird day" at Yellowstone National Park and see the animals of Yellowstone National Park.

Gray wolf

I was only able to spy a gray wolf through the wolf whisperer’s scope! I call Rick McIntyre the wolf whisperer since he has been in Yellowstone National Park every day for over 20 years. He is a veteran wolf researcher. Mr. McIntyre has spent this time watching and studying wolves in Yellowstone for the National Park Service.

For over 70 years, there were no wolves in the park. The Leopold wolf pack was reintroduced to the park in 1995. Since wolves are at the top of the ecosystem, they control it. In the years that followed, wolves brought the elk population down and protected the open valleys from overgrazing. However, the number of elk killed was double than what was estimated. Many local hunters stir controversy by protesting that the wolves will end up killing ALL of the elk. You can imagine that the debate today is still strong.

Come along with me as I enjoy a "bluebird day" at Yellowstone National Park and see the animals of Yellowstone National Park.

“He saw in her eyes the death of a fierce green fire.”- Aldo Leopold

Come along with me as I enjoy a "bluebird day" at Yellowstone National Park and see the animals of Yellowstone National Park.

Bears

These guys are not exactly in Yellowstone National Park, but I did see them right outside of Bozeman at a Montana Grizzly Encounters.

Come along with me as I enjoy a "bluebird day" at Yellowstone National Park and see the animals of Yellowstone National Park.

Come along with me as I enjoy a "bluebird day" at Yellowstone National Park and see the animals of Yellowstone National Park.

 

Disclosure:  My time spent in Montana was sponsored by Yellowstone Country, Montana.

 

 

2017-06-25T10:32:12+00:00

42 Comments

  1. robin Rue March 22, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Look at all that wildlife! I have always wanted to go to Yellowstone!!

  2. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle March 22, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Yellowstone is so beautiful! I’ve seen it on so many nature and travel shows. It’s one of the big ones on my bucket list.

    • Cacinda Maloney March 22, 2017 at 10:25 pm

      Yes, a worthy Bucket list item for sure!

  3. Pam Wattenbarger March 22, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Wow, what amazing photos. I love seeing wildlife in its natural habitat!

  4. Meagan March 22, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    I would love to go to Yellowstone with my camera and just enjoy it all.

  5. Amanda Love March 22, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    We should take more care of our environment before it turns its back on us. Just like our kids, these animals deserve a good future. I loved the photos!

    • Cacinda Maloney March 22, 2017 at 10:24 pm

      Oh, we do! Don’t worry about that, this is national public land…

  6. Theresa March 22, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    Look at all that wildlife at Yellowstone! We only saw deer and black bears when we visited The Smoky Mountains, which was a bit disappointing. I would be in heaven getting a glimpse of all this wildlife! Yellowstone is definitely on my must visit list!

    • Cacinda Maloney March 22, 2017 at 10:23 pm

      Keep it on the Bucket List! #Worthit

  7. Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly March 22, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    You got some amazing shots of the wildlife at Yellowstone. I would love to see wolves up close!

    • Cacinda Maloney March 22, 2017 at 10:23 pm

      Thanks! I would stay back a ways from the wolves!

  8. Annemarie LeBlanc March 23, 2017 at 6:02 am

    Beautiful wildlife! I have always thought bears are so cute, but of course, dangerous too. I have never been to Yellowstone National Park but I would love to do so, at once in this lifetime.

    • Cacinda Maloney March 24, 2017 at 9:56 am

      Truly you should visit, but make it more than once in a lifetime, there is so much to see and do while you are there, you will have to go back!

  9. Ann Bacciaglia March 23, 2017 at 6:10 am

    That Fox is so beautiful. I would love to go to Yellowstone National Park to explore and see the animals.

    • Cacinda Maloney March 24, 2017 at 9:57 am

      Yes, we were pretty lucky to see it, I was in a car and so couldn’t really get the right angle, but through the trees, he looked up a few times.

  10. Rachelle March 23, 2017 at 7:22 am

    I would LOVE to take my daughter to Yellowstone! She loves being outdoors and you can’t get a much better view than that!!

  11. jEANINE March 23, 2017 at 8:58 am

    What a sight to see, wow! This is amazing. I would love to visit Yellowstone. This would be so cool to see.

  12. Chrystal | Nevermore Lane March 23, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    I just love all of these photos. Yellowstone is a place on my travel bucket list. I am finally starting to cross some of those things off my list.

    • Cacinda Maloney March 23, 2017 at 10:00 pm

      Yes, keep it on your #bucketlist!

  13. Jay Simms March 24, 2017 at 5:51 am

    Oh, wow! These photos are so pretty. I have always wanted to visit Yellowstone National Park.

  14. brianne March 25, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Wow what a great experience! Your photos are incredible!

    • Cacinda Maloney March 26, 2017 at 9:48 pm

      It was an epic day in the park! Thank you for the photo mention!

  15. Melissa March 31, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Amazing pictures! I love the Bison best. We haven’t made it to Yellowstone yet, but these pictures are making me move our trip up the list.

  16. Jane April 1, 2017 at 2:28 am

    How I love all the ‘big sky’ country around Montana. Yellowstone is still on my list of must go’s as it was so snowed in on my first visit there that nothing was getting in or out. Plenty of super images to add to my Pinterest collection for the States, thanks!

    • Cacinda Maloney April 14, 2017 at 9:20 am

      It was gorgeous! Take it off the bucket list and go!

  17. Mary-Anne J. April 2, 2017 at 3:55 am

    Yellowstone is one heck of a place on my to do list to visit. Beautiful photos. I love the wild animal shots. Nothing better than seeing an animal in their natural habitat, living free. Thanks for the articles.

  18. Mel I TravelingMel April 2, 2017 at 4:22 am

    We call it a bluebird day because the sky is the color of bluebirds :). Glad you got to see so much wildlife in Yellowstone. I love seeing foxes.

  19. Karen @ Smart Steps to Australia April 2, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    Wow what an experience – it looks incredible! I’ve just written myself a list of places I want to visit over the next few years as I love to plan my travels – I think I may need to add this to it now, especially as my husband and one of my sons are wildlife obsessed. Great photos.

  20. Jolene Ejmont April 4, 2017 at 3:08 am

    Wow!! Your photos are incredible!! So many animals that I have never seen before and the scenery just looks sensational!!! How awesome if Mr Red Fox!!!! 🙂 Hope I can take my kids over to Yellowstone National Park one day!!

  21. mark wyld April 5, 2017 at 3:45 am

    Yellowstone would be one of the main reason I would visit the United States. The park’s natural beauty and wildlife are amazing

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