Bookmarks

Some of our most popular images are available as bookmarks, called Animal Trackers. Each Tracker features the animal and its tracks on the front side, with technical data and interesting information on the back. See example

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Autumn Along the Snake

The Fall season begins with the changing of colors in Grand Teton National Park. The Grand Teton mountain range is reflected in the Snake River to paint a beautiful fall scene.

 

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Bachelor Party

Mule deer are found throughout the west where, during the summer, they spend most of their time along the top of ridgelines and high plateaus. Bucks commonly band together in the summer to form bachelor groups which offer the deer safety from predators. When m...

 

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Bad Bear Day

Ever have one of those days? This black bear bides his time up a tree while a grizzly passes below. Black Bears live throughout most on North America from the northern temperate rain forests to the desert southwest, to the rolling hills of the eastern states.

 

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Blackbird and Grasses

This striking Yellow-Headed Blackbird stands out in a field of late summer grasses along the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Yellow-Headed Blackbirds can be found throughout the wetlands in western North America where the males stake out their territories as this one...

 

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Blue Elk

A bull elk responds to another bullís bugling on a foggy autumn morning. During the rutting season, the sound of the bullís bugle fills the air, announcing his presence to potential rivals. Bulls expend a tremendous amount of energy during the rut in the attem...

 

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Blue Heron

While herons typically nest in large groups, known as rookeries, they tend to hunt alone during the breeding season and spend much of the year by themselves. Fish make up most of the heronís diet, but they will also prey on frogs, salamanders, insects and even...

 

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Burrowing Owl

This long-legged owl lives underground in modified abandoned burrows of badgers, gophers and foxes. Unlike most owls, Burrowing Owls can be seen in the morning and evening when they are hunting rodents and insects that make up the majority of their diet. They ...

 

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Chillin

A polar bear passes the time playing and rolling in the snow. Bears have an incredible capacity for play. As youngsters, play is vital in teaching the skills of hunting and survival, as well as establishing social order among family groups. Polar bears have be...

 

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Crane Flats

Morning light paints the Grand Teton a beautiful pink hue in Grand Teton National Park. The park is part of the Yellowstone ecosystem, which is the largest intact natural area in the contiguous United States. From the sheltered river bottoms, to the sage flats...

 

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Eye of the Storm

Hunted to the brink of extinction in the lower 48 states during the early 1900ís, attitudes towards wolves are now changing, due to the recognition of their integral ecological role as predators. This timberwolf, curled up to wait out a winter storm, is a resi...

 

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Family Outing

A grizzly bear teaches her cubs the finer points of fishing by standing on top of a four foot falls and snatching fish out of the air while they try to jump the falls during the salmon run. This is a learned behavior and is only one of the many techniques that...

 

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Fire and Rain

A young red fox, backlit by the rays of the setting sun, watches as a late afternoon thunderstorm moves on. Red foxes live in a variety of habitats ranging from the tundras of the far north and the Chaparral Thorn Forests of Iran, to the sprawling suburbs of L...

 

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Ghost of the Plains

Winter is a hardship for most animals, but bison seem to have adapted well to the severe winters of the plains and Rocky Mountains. Bison are able to withstand sub-zero temperatures for weeks at a time, and they use their massive shoulder hump as a tool, enabl...

 

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Great Gray in Flight

A great gray owl glides silently in search of prey. Tiny hooks, called barbules, lock feathers together so they will support a bird in flight. On the leading edge of owl wing feathers, barbules are fringed so owls may fly through the air silently. The Dakota I...

 

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High Plains Drifters

Pronghorn are sometimes curious animals, investigating anything strange or new in their environment. Relying on their speed to get them out of trouble, pronghorn are the fastest land mammals in North America, reaching speeds in excess of 50 m.p.h. They are the...

 

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Hummingbird and Columbine

A female broad-tailed hummingbird looks for nectar from a columbine. Found throughout the mountainous west, broad-tails are 4Ē in length, with the female being larger than her more colorful counterpart. Hummingbirds are probably the most acrobatic of birds, wi...

 

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Lion in Winter

The cougar, also called the mountain lion, puma or panther, is the largest member of the cat family found in North America. Male cougars like this one can weigh 150 to 200 pounds and may be 9 feet in length from head to tail. They hunt mainly at night with the...

 

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Marsh Wren

The 5Ē tall marsh wren is typically found in fresh-water marshes among cattails, where they can be seen bouncing among the reeds, occasionally moving to the top of a stem for a quick look around. There, the males sing their reedy song, which ends in a rasping ...

 

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Morning Cranes

A group of sandhill cranes start to stir with the first warming rays of sunlight. After spending the evening in a shallow pond safe from predators, they will fly off to feed in fields and marshes. Cranes are the oldest known living bird species and have inhabi...

 

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Native Son

Winter is a hardship for most animals, but bison seem to have adapted well to the severe winters of the plains and Rocky Mountains. Bison are able to withstand sub-zero temperatures for weeks at a time, and they use their massive shoulder hump as a tool, enabl...

 

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Old Faithful

Winter at Old Faithful offers a spectacular view of the geyser only a few hardy souls get to witness. Old Faithful is a cone geyser and is one of the most predictable geographical features on earth. Erupting almost every 91 minutes to a height of 185 feet.

 

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Once Upon a Time

A bison herd roams the plains as they did once upon a time on the bountiful plains of the United States. In less than one hundred years, wholesale slaughter reduced the number of bison from an estimated high of sixty million to under three thousand animals. Th...

 

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Rain Bears

Three grizzly bear cubs wait patiently in the rain while their mother fishes nearby. Female grizzly bears can produce a litter of one to three cubs every three years. The majority of these cubs never reach adulthood. This low reproductive rate makes the grizzl...

 

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Sage Coyote

A coyote uses sage as camouflage. Members of the canine family have been persecuted throughout history. Today, coyotes are still classified as vermin, and are the only predator allowed to be trapped, poisoned, and hunted year round. However, thanks to emerging...

 

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Sepia Barn

This antiquated barn reminds us somewhat of the history of the early settlers in the Jackson Hole area. Located inside Grand Teton National Park the barn is a favored icon among the many visitors to the area. The park is part of the Yellowstone ecosystem, whi...

 

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Sepia Moose

A bull moose moves through an open glade in the forest, where he has staked out his territory for the annual autumn rut. Found in the boreal and northern woodlands of North America, moose are the largest member of the deer family. Bull moose can weigh up to 1,...

 

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Skinny Chocolate Moose

A bull moose moves through an open glade in the forest, where he has staked out his territory for the annual autumn rut. Found in the boreal and northern woodlands of North America, moose are the largest member of the deer family. Bull moose can weigh up to 1,...

 

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Snowbound

A late autumn snowstorm signals the end of fall for a bull elk, where heís just spent a tremendous amount of energy during the fall rut in the attempt to gather a harem for breeding rites, which will leave some bulls vulnerable to the approaching winter. As wi...

 

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Spirit Eagle

The bald eagle is one the most majestic birds to see in flight. With a wingspan of almost seven feet (adults) and weighing up to 14 pounds, the bald eagle is truly impressive. Being at the top to the food chain, eagles are highly susceptible to contaminants in...

 

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Timberwolf

With prime wolf habitat being lost, the future of wolves, even with their newfound popularity, is uncertain. The real question we must now ask ourselves is, ďIf we can give wolves a place on the walls of our homes, can we also preserve some wilderness in which...

 

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View from the Lodge

This spectacular view of the Grand Teton range can be seen from the Grand Teton Lodge in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. There are many spectacular views of nature found within the Park. Many visitors stay at the lodge for this postcard view.

 

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Waterdance

Abull elk crosses a fog-shrouded river on an autumn morning. Bull elk expend a tremendous amount of energy during the rut in an attempt to gather and protect a harem of cows for breeding rites. Other bull elk will attempt to challenge bulls like this one, by f...

 

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Wet Mountain Bandit

A young orphaned raccoon peers out from his temporary new home at the Wet Mountain Wildlife Rehabilitation Facility. Come fall, he and others will be released back into the wild. Dedicated people, like those at Wet Mountain Rehab are responsible for rescuing m...

 

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Winter Drifters

A pair of bald eagles wait out a winter snowstorm. It is thought that bald eagles mate for life and that both parents build the nest and rear their young. They will usually nest in very tall trees or cliff walls. The young birds will attempt their first flight...

 

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Winters Robe

Along the Firehole river, a lone bison feeds on grasses kept from snow by thermal activity found in the geyser basins of Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone was home to the last, wild, free-roaming bison at the turn of the 19th century. In less than one hun...

 

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Yellowstone Falls

The lower falls on the Yellowstone River fall 308 feet to start the beginning of Yellowstone Canyon ó†one of the great attractions in Yellowstone National Park. The canyon offers critical habitat to wildlife, such as trout, osprey and bald eagles.

 

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