Grizzly Bears – Our day was made when we got to see a grizzly bear with her cub, by the roadside, within a few hours of entering the park . The cub seemed to be shy hiding in the sagebrush while the mom was busy having her brunch, oblivious to all the attention they were getting!
The photo above demonstrates that they are wide-spread in all the parts of the park.
Apparently the most injuries in the park are caused by bisons. And we were nerve-wracked by a bison herd crossing right in front of our car! We were held-up at Madison junction for about 30 mins due to this herd crossing, but luckily for us, they were on the other side of the road,whew!
Now I am beginning to wonder if it is bull elk or a mule deer..
Here is a good visual aid to distinguish between the main members of the deer family – fwp.mt.gov/fwpDoc.html?id=54844
I was fascinated by the swallows, skimming the pond surface at the National Fish Hatchery, Jackson for worms.
And the hummingbird mesmerized me. It was posing for a good 5 minutes until I had to bid adieu to it..Wish I could have stayed there for a while, surrounded by the calmness, busy hummingbirds, the river and the Grand Tetons!