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This chipmunk was scurrying among the rocks of the Firehole River in Yellowstone National Park. It stopped on a nice sunny rock long enough for me to take this photo.
This black bear slowly wandered through a meadow while we watched it from a safe distance. I wish the lighting had been better but that’s one of the challenges of wildlife photography.
As hot mineral water seeps out of the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park it leaves tiny layers of minerals. The heat of the water provides an ideal environment for bacteria, which grow in colorful mats over the wavy mineral deposits. The end result is an amazing display of color and texture.
Late one evening I discovered a large colony of ground squirrels living around a tree. I woke up early the next morning and quietly walked through their territory. Doing so I began to realize the core group remained together near a tree but several individuals acted as perimeter security. This one seemed to be warning the others of my presence.