I saw her out the living room window as I made my way for morning coffee. She was lying in the snow next to the house across the street so I jumped in the car and took a shot out the car window, since most wildlife around here are very car-tolerant. Things were looking a little ordinary until two magpies jumped on board and started pecking for snacks on her back.
Big Sky, Montana has a resident herd of big horn sheep that are often seen quite close (and sometimes on) Lone Mountain Trail (aka Spur Road), especially after a big dump of snow when the road is salted. This was taken after a big fluffy dump of snow in March 2014.
This was taken in Big Sky, MT, right off the street I live on -- how sweet is that? I shot out the car window and her expression seems to say "Please drive on and don't make me move through this stuff!"
This eld calf was wandering around the meadow full of mammas and babies looking for his mother. It appeared that this cow elk was letting him know she was NOT his mamma. This photo was taken along the Madison River in Yellowstone National Park.
This bull elk was exhibiting rut behavoir, rubbing his antlers on whatever is handy -- trees, brush, mud, etc. and bugeling to warn off rivals for his harem. Photo taken in Yellowstone National Park just outside of Gardiner, Montana.