Picture of the Day: Pronghorn Antelope

The pronghorn antelope is a creature that would fit in perfectly in the African savanna. They are native to North America’s plains and deserts though. I have seen them running across the badlands of New Mexico, playing around the high altitude plains of Wyoming, and grazing in Bryce Canyon National Park.

I spotted this pronghorn while driving through Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona. It was hanging out on this hill all alone which is strange since they are typically herding animals. It was exciting to see this animal and made my afternoon in Petrified Forest even better!

Thanks! – Josh

Picture of the Day: Bison in Waterton Lakes

A baby bison and it’s mom enjoying the views! 

     Yellowstone’s wolves are one of the most popular examples of a successful species reintroduction in North America! Another popular example would be the California Condor who was once considered extinct in the wild and now has a population approaching 500! I have been lucky enough to see both the wolves of Yellowstone and a California Condor (at the Grand Canyon!). On our recent trip to Waterton Lakes in Alberta we got lucky again and saw a small bison herd that was reintroduced into the Canadian plains in 2014! Still being quite the small herd and an ongoing process of reintroduction I am excited to see how the bison thrive in their old Canadian home! 
Thanks! – Josh