We spent six days in mid/late July with e-friends in southeastern Montana. We were very lucky with wildlife, seeing mule and white-tailed deer, pronghorn antelope, and elk on their ranch. But we also saw some other exciting wildlife during a drive over the amazingly scenic Beartooth Mountain Pass. We spend five hours going 63 miles--there was that much to see.
Here is a brownish black bear that was most cooperative. What fun to see him amongst the beautiful wildflowers too.
This little cutie is a golden mantled ground squirrel. I wouldn't mind so much if they were the ones raiding my bird feeders all the time.
This more robust guy is a yellow-bellied marmot. He was a life mammal for me--very exciting.
The beautiful scenic shots don't seem suited to the blog format somehow.