It’s that time of year again. I’ve put together some of my favorite images from 2013, just like I did in2012. (As always, you can see more of my work at Lodgetrail.com)
As you scroll through the 31 images, you will probably notice that it was a good Grizzly bear year. After many years of Griz frustration, it all came together in 2013.
Wolves were much harder to come by, but the few I did find and photograph were beautiful animals.
Then there were the Black-footed ferrets. It took three multi-day trips to the Conata Basin in South Dakota, and many over-night searches to finally get the shots I was looking for of the endangered, nocturnal predator; but it finally happened. One glorious August morning, just after sun-up, I had some of these ultra-rare mammals all to myself in the middle of a Prairie dog town.
And Moose! Like the Grizzlies, it was a long time coming, but the autumn of 2013 was very good for big bulls.
All-in-all, 2013 was my best year ever for achieving personal goals. Here are a few of my favorites from the year in roughly chronological order. Clicking on an image will take you to a high-res version: