zondag 17 juli 2011

American Wildlife

This is an assembling of American animals I've seen during my holiday trip through the Rocky Mountains and the surrounding areas.
We've been to various national parks where animals still roam around minding their own business. It's amazing to see so many animals up close unaffected by human presence. But never forget, they're still wild animals.
A hiker realized that too late when he was mauled to death by a grizzly. The same day we were hiking in bear country as well. Luckily we didn't encounter a mother bear and cubs.
We did see a few black bears. One of which was blonde, the first time I saw him I thought it was a grizzly but apparently they range from black to blonde.
Several species of deer; mule-deer, whitetail, moose and the impressive elk.
Herds of bison with calfs, the strange pronghorn and the white coated mountain goat. We've seen lots of birds. Like raven, heron, osprey, the classic turkey and the mighty bald eagle.
It's been a fantastic trip and I'd like to go back one day and experience the beauty of the wild west again.

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