Northern Yellowstone winter wildlife viewing Northern Yellowstone National Park, especially the Lamar Valley, is a winter wildlife watchers’ paradise. These are pictures from late December and early January.
You can’t miss seeing bison and elk, either whole herds from a distance, or occasionally up close:
Notice in the picture below of two bison butting heads during a snowstorm, how thick their coats are, the snow falling on them does not melt.
Using your car as a blind, there are plenty of opportunities to get pictures without getting near the animals.
At various turnouts you might find other wildilfe watchers and you can check out what they have spotted.
First morning out we spotted a few of the Oxbow pack on a ridge, but my little digital camera got no great close-up pictures.
The second day we spent all day at one turnout in Lamar Valley.
More pictures of the wolves are at:
Pictures from a third day of wildlife watching are at: