I barely felt the cold, dry Montana air pierce my lungs as I looked through my scope for an iconic animal in our culture: a wolf. While the dramatic thermal features on the south side of Yellowstone National Park attract the most visitors, the north is quiet and rich with life. The Lamar Valley is a stunning stage for Yellowstone’s wildlife to interact with one another. As the sun rises and hits the mountain tops, the cold air rushes into the valley and creates a thick fog, a curtain. Backstage, the wooded mountain ranges slowly bleed into the tall grasses and sage bushes blanketing the valley ground. Finally, I saw a black wolf’s head peeking above the tall grass. Another five followed, probably from the Junction Butte Pack who currently hold control over the Lamar Valley.
"Wolves and Ravens: Defining a unique relationship,"
Osmosis Magazine: Vol. 2020:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarship.richmond.edu/osmosis/vol2020/iss1/6