From: Linda Zajac
August 24, 2012 at 07:49AM
Here are a few wildlife photographs from Bryce National Park. I could have watched these ravens for a long time. Their antics and the scenery behind them were captivating. I was a bit fearful one of the birds would peck my hand when I moved in for this close shot of its talons. Thankfully, they were preoccupied. At the time, I thought they were feeding each other. According to this blurb about ravens on the park’s website, they are “especially romantic during the breeding season.” After reading that, I now think I witnessed an “eskimo kiss.”‘ How cute.
The bottom photograph is a pronghorn that didn’t stand still long enough for Walt to focus. No wonder, it’s the fastest land animal in North America! During the summer they molt to a thinner coat.