May has come and gone

Wow, I can’t believe we are already well into June.  May was filled with travel and I apologize for not updating the blog in so long.  I don’t think I’ve ever traveled to such a variety of places in such a short period of time.  The month started with a weekend trip up to Big Sur in which the highlights were seeing at least five California Condors, numerous Elephant Seals, Sea Otters, and a trio of Black-tailed Deer.  We even found some fresh Bobcat tracks and scat, but didn’t see any cats… maybe next time.

A couple weeks later we headed further north and ended up in Yellowstone National Park.  If you are a fan of large wildlife, mid-May is the time to be there.  In addition to thousands of Bison with calves and plenty of Elk; we saw Grizzlies with cubs, many Black Bears, Coyotes, Bighorn Sheep, Pronghorn, and my first Wolves.  What an amazing trip!

To cap off the month, I braved the Memorial Day weekend crowds and headed up to Sequoia National Park in the hopes of seeing some Bears.  The trip was spectacularly successful, and I saw eight bears in about 2 hours on Sunday evening.  If you are in California, I highly recommend getting up there soon while the bears are easy to find at the grassy meadows.  They won’t be this concentrated for very long.

Here are a few photo highlights from the month.

“Elephant Seals”  –  San Simeon, California

“Black-tailed Deer”  –  Big Sur, California

“Black Bear”  –  Yellowstone National Park

“Wolf”  –  Yellowstone National Park

“Black Bear”  –  Sequoia National Park

“Mule Deer”  –  Sequoia National Park

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4 Responses to May has come and gone

  1. Taking notes of the times to see wildlife on the places you visited. I once read to be successful in capture wildlife, you go to where they are found instead of waiting for them to find you.

    Maybe you could link your flickr photos here as I was following your travels there.

  2. John Wall says:

    That’s wild that you found so many bears in Sequoia in one evening. Funny that you “went north” from Big Sur and ended up in Yellowstone. That’s quite a side trip! 🙂

  3. Daryl says:

    Beautiful photos, as always!

    I was just out at Lake Los Carneros this morning. I admit my visits there have been sparse lately, but I haven’t seen any of the bobcats since the young female made an appearance last February. Have you seen or heard anything about them lately?

  4. An excellent composition of the northern Elephant Seals. I’ve been to this location a few times and obtaining a good composition is difficult as access is to the seals is very limited, Iain

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