Grizzly sow and cub

Grizzly sow and cub

Grizzly sow and cub near Fishing Bridge; Jim Peaco; May 2015; Catalog #20090d; Original #IMG_0539

Dall sheep, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve, 2015.

Dall sheep, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve, 2015.

Dall sheep (Ovis dalli) inhabit the mountain ranges of Alaska and the Wrangell Mountains contain the highest concentration in the world! They feed and rest on ridges, in meadows and along steep slopes. When dan... More

National parks: Bear - public domain image
Grey wolf, Denali National Park and Preserve, 2015.

Grey wolf, Denali National Park and Preserve, 2015.

The gray wolf, gray wolf, timber wolf and western wolf (Canis lupus) are all common names for this canid native to the remote areas of North America and Eurasia. The grey wolf is the largest member of its famil... More

Red foxes, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, 2015.

Red foxes, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, 2015.

The red fox (Vulpes vulpes) is the largest of the true foxes as well as the most abundant & widespread member of the order Carnivora. Its range has increased alongside human expansion and has even been introduc... More

Denali national park - Chilly Day

Denali national park - Chilly Day

A lynx rests near a spruce tree on a cold winter day

Grizzly near Swan Lake

Grizzly near Swan Lake

Grizzly near Swan Lake

Alpha female of the Canyon pack in the Lower Geyser Basin

Alpha female of the Canyon pack in the Lower Geyser Basin

Alpha female of the Canyon pack in the Lower Geyser Basin; Jim Peaco; February 2015; Catalog #19896d; Original #IMG_6476

Bighorn rams, Lamar Canyon

Bighorn rams, Lamar Canyon

Bighorn rams, Lamar Canyon

North American pronghorn, Yellowstone National Park
Lynx on the Move

Lynx on the Move

The large paws help a lynx from sinking too far into deep snow, a bit like a snowshoe.

Denali national park - Lynx Feet

Denali national park - Lynx Feet

A Canada lynx in winter. The large feet help it stay atop snow.

Denali national park - Bushy Tail

Denali national park - Bushy Tail

A red fox with a particularly bushy tail

Brown bear, Glacier National Park, 2015.

Brown bear, Glacier National Park, 2015.

Brown bears (Ursus arctos) are the largest terrestrial member of the order carnivoran, which includes 280 species of placental mammals. It is widely-distributed throughout northern Eurasia and North America, th... More

Grizzly bear on Dunraven Pass

Grizzly bear on Dunraven Pass

Grizzly bear on Dunraven Pass

Wolverine (Gulo gulo), Glacier National Park, 2015.

Wolverine (Gulo gulo), Glacier National Park, 2015.

Research shows that Glacier NP has the largest reproducing wolverine population in the lower 48 states!

wolverine from "Nimrod in the North, or hunting and fishing adventures in the Arctic regions"

wolverine from "Nimrod in the North, or hunting and fishing adventures...

This image has been taken from scan 000138 from "Nimrod in the North, or hunting and fishing adventures in the Arctic regions". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created b... More

Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) buck, Yellowstone National Park, 2014.

Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) buck, Yellowstone National Park, 201...

This artiodactyl (even-toed) mammal is indigenous to North America. Commonly known simply as pronghorn (Antilocapra americana), it is the fastest land animal in North America, able to reach 60 miles per hour! D... More

Coyote with American bison, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, 2015.

Coyote with American bison, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, 2015.

American bison (Bison bison) roam the prairie alongside a coyote (Canis latrans).

Brown bear, Denali National Park and Preserve, 2015.

Brown bear, Denali National Park and Preserve, 2015.

Brown bears and grizzly bears may have striking visible differences between them but they are listed as the same species (Ursus arctos). Grizzly bears include any North American subspecies of brown bear, includ... More

Coyote (Canis latrans), Point Reyes National Seashore, 2015.

Coyote (Canis latrans), Point Reyes National Seashore, 2015.

Distinguish coyotes from the smaller gray fox at a distance: coyotes run with their tails pointing downward. These amazing runners are the fastest in the canid family and can reach up to 40 miles per hour in sh... More

Bighorn sheep rams, Yellowstone National Park

Bighorn sheep rams, Yellowstone National Park

Bighorn sheep rams near Slough Creek; Peggy Olliff; February 2015; Catalog #19893d; Original #DPP_0077

Black bear, Northeast Entrance

Black bear, Northeast Entrance

Black bear near the Northeast Entrance;

Brown bear and cubs, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, 2015.

Brown bear and cubs, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, 2015.

Brown bears (Ursus arctos) are the largest terrestrial member of the order carnivoran, which includes 280 species of placental mammals. It is widely-distributed throughout northern Eurasia and North America, th... More

National parks: Lynx - public domain image

National parks: Lynx - public domain image

A lynx in winter. Note the distinctive ear tufts.

Mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus), Mount Rushmore National Memorial, 2015.

Mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus), Mount Rushmore National Memorial,...

Despite being called a goat, the mountain goat doesn't actually belong to the genus containing all other goats, Capra. Instead, it is the only species within its genus Oreamnos.

Denali national park - Big Grizzly

Denali national park - Big Grizzly

Plants make up a large part of a bear's diet in Denali.

National parks: Fuzzy - public domain image
Denali national park - River Crossing

Denali national park - River Crossing

Dall sheep preparing to cross Savage River, in Denali

Bighorn ram near Tower Junction

Bighorn ram near Tower Junction

Bighorn ram near Tower Junction

About to Leap

About to Leap

A ram prepares to leap across Savage River, in Denali

Mule deer buck, Yellowstone National Park

Mule deer buck, Yellowstone National Park

Mule deer buck, Garnet Hill Loop

Gates of the arctic national park - Bull Caribou

Gates of the arctic national park - Bull Caribou

A group of mostly bull caribou of the Western Arctic Herd during fall migration in Kobuk Valley National Park.

Bighorn sheep, Lamar Valley

Bighorn sheep, Lamar Valley

Bighorn sheep, Lamar Valley

National parks: Grizzly - public domain image

National parks: Grizzly - public domain image

Though plants make up a large part of a grizzly's diet in Denali, you can see that their canines are still quite large.

Cow moose, National Parks gallery

Cow moose, National Parks gallery

Cow moose feeding in a lake

National parks: Damp - public domain image

National parks: Damp - public domain image

Near Sable Pass, a bear shows signs of shedding its thick winter coat.

Denali national park - Denali Wolf

Denali national park - Denali Wolf

Denali National Park and Denali Educatioin Center

Denali national park - Rainy Day

Denali national park - Rainy Day

A bear walks on the Denali Park Road not long after a rain storm

You Go First

You Go First

Two rams contemplate how best to cross the narrow but swift Savage River in Denali

Denali national park - Black Wolf

Denali national park - Black Wolf

A wolf walks on the Denali Park Road, near mile 24, as the sun begins to set

Bears at Denali's Toklat River

Bears at Denali's Toklat River

A sow and her two yearling cubs use their front claws and mouths to tear meat from a caribou carcass while eating dinner on the Toklat River on Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

Denali national park - River Crossing

Denali national park - River Crossing

A lynx walking across the Teklanika River

National parks: Browsing - public domain image

National parks: Browsing - public domain image

A sow and her two cubs eat berries on a hillside in Igloo Canyon on Thursday, August 24, 2017.

Wolf portrait taken from a vehicle in a pullout

Wolf portrait taken from a vehicle in a pullout

Wolf portrait taken from a vehicle in a pullout

National parks: Traffic - public domain image

National parks: Traffic - public domain image

A bear standing on the Denali Park Road, showcasing its large claws. Grizzlies dig up roots routinely, and also dig to pursue Arctic ground squirrels into their burrows.

Denali national park - Wonder Lake

Denali national park - Wonder Lake

A grizzly bear walks along the park road near Wonder Lake in late June, 2017.

Denali national park - Feeding Time

Denali national park - Feeding Time

A sow and her two yearling cubs use their front claws and mouths to tear meat from a caribou carcass while eating dinner on the Toklat River on Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

Denali national park - River Crossing

Denali national park - River Crossing

A lynx working its way across a braided river. Many of Denali's rivers are made up of numerous channels, with gravel bars between various each of these braids.

Igloo Creek Welcoming Committee

Igloo Creek Welcoming Committee

A sow and her two yearling cubs walked through Igloo Creek Campground on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Bears are very curious animals, and will explore (with nose and claws) things in their environment.

Serious Ear Tufts

Serious Ear Tufts

Closely related, Canada lynx are larger than bobcats, and have a distinctive tuft at each ear.

Denali national park - Wet Lynx

Denali national park - Wet Lynx

A lynx crosses the Teklanika River, at times swimming across it, on Thursday, June 22, 2017.

National parks: Sow - public domain image

National parks: Sow - public domain image

A sow walks along the park road near Toklat on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, keeping an eye on her two yearling cubs.

Bull Moose, Isle Royale national park

Bull Moose, Isle Royale national park

Side shot of a large bull moose in Rock Harbor.

In a Hurry

In a Hurry

A grizzly bear quickly crosses the park road near Sable Pass on Sunday, September 24, 2017.

Denali national park - Sunny Day

Denali national park - Sunny Day

Bears walk the Denali Park Road on a sunny summer day

Bison along Gibbon River

Bison along Gibbon River

Bison along Gibbon River

Denali national park - Cooling Off

Denali national park - Cooling Off

Caribou spend hot days of the summer cooling off in snow patches

Marten bounding through the snow

Marten bounding through the snow

Marten bounding through the snow

Black Wolf Closeup

Black Wolf Closeup

A wolf walks on the park road, near mile 24, as the sun begins to set, on Thursday, August 24, 2017.

Theodore Roosevelt national park - Mule Deer

Theodore Roosevelt national park - Mule Deer

Mule deer are widespread in the badlands.

Denali national park - Black Wolf

Denali national park - Black Wolf

A wolf walks on the park road, near mile 24, as the sun begins to set

Denali national park - Black Wolf

Denali national park - Black Wolf

A wolf walks on the park road, near mile 24, as the sun begins to set

Fancy Hair - Wind Cave national park

Fancy Hair - Wind Cave national park

In the spring, bison shed their winter coats. This can lead to some interesting hairstyles.

Rainy Day Bison

Rainy Day Bison

Bison can be found anywhere in the park in any kind of weather.

National parks: Caribou - public domain image

National parks: Caribou - public domain image

A caribou in early summer shedding its coat

Sow and Cub

Sow and Cub

A sow looks up from eating plants alongside the Denali Park Road

Sow and Cubs

Sow and Cubs

A grizzly alongside the Denali Park Road, her young cub peeping out from behind her

Off to Explore

Off to Explore

The last glimpse of the third wolf relocated to Isle Royale.

Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis), Denali National Park and Preserve, 2015.

Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis), Denali National Park and Preserve, 2015...

There are four species of the Lynx genus. The name 'lynx' comes from root 'leuk', which means 'light' or 'brightness' and refers to the animal's reflective luminescent eyes. This small feline is only slightly l... More

Denali national park - Bear Crossing

Denali national park - Bear Crossing

A grizzly crosses the Denali Park Road

National parks: Coyote - public domain image

National parks: Coyote - public domain image

Coyote hunts along the shore of Yellowstone Lake

National parks: Grizzly - public domain image

National parks: Grizzly - public domain image

A grizzly on the Denali Park Road

National parks: Caribou - public domain image
National parks: Grizzly - public domain image

National parks: Grizzly - public domain image

A grizzly looks up from eating grasses in Denali

National parks: Coyote - public domain image

National parks: Coyote - public domain image

A coyote trots along the Madison RIver in search for food

Yellowstone National Park, Grizzly bear

Yellowstone National Park, Grizzly bear

Grizzly bear walking on top of snow near Obsidian Creek.

Mountain Lion, Montezuma Castle national monument

Mountain Lion, Montezuma Castle national monument

A mountain lion prowls near a rocky wash.

Pelicans on Molly Island

Pelicans on Molly Island

Pelicans on Molly Island

River otter front paw

River otter front paw

River otter front paw

Yellowstone National Park, Elk calf

Yellowstone National Park, Elk calf

Elk calf at Mammoth Hot Springs; Jim Peaco; June 2003

Bighorn Sheep ram in Lamar Valley

Bighorn Sheep ram in Lamar Valley

Bighorn Sheep ram in Lamar Valley; Jim Peaco; February 2003

Bighorn Sheep ram, Yellowstone National Park

Bighorn Sheep ram, Yellowstone National Park

Side view of Bighorn Sheep ram standing in snow above Yellowstone River near Tower; Jim Peaco; January 2004

Bighorn Sheep ram, Yellowstone National Park

Bighorn Sheep ram, Yellowstone National Park

Bighorn Sheep ram sitting on ridge, with snow, above Soda Butte Creek; Jim Peaco; January 2004; Catalog #18051d; Original #B66G3100

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