I cannot describe how it feels for me to hike early in the morning and see the beautiful scenery Mother Nature created and the privilege of watching her inhabitants up close and personal. The mighty elks were rutting..what a magnificent sight and sound. Just like last year in Yellow Stone park.
Ground squirrel..much smaller than the marmot.
Finally the amazing blue Steller’s jay..not really rare but so hard to get in front of the camera!
Mule Deer, I love those enormous big ears. This is a baby.
Naughty chipmunks everywhere…this cheeky fellow ran over my shoulder , jumped right in my backpack and ran of with my plantain chips!! And ate them and stashed them right under my nose!!! I had a good laugh ;o) See how fat he is…also ready for winter!
Not sure what hawk this is…
The beautiful grey jay, they are so tame!
We also saw a bear..a black teenager bear, right next to the hiking path. It was beautiful and enjoying lots of berries. We startled each other…and it ran of quickly: that was beautiful too!
Love and Liefs, Johanna