Wildlife

  Anyone who has spends time on the trail, is sure to run into some form of wildlife.  Wild animals come in all shapes and sizes; depending on the area which you're in.   I spend a lot of time solo, which drastically increases the odds of running into these beautiful creatures.  Walking with a soft stride in minimalist footwear increases your chances of seeing game.   Paying attention not to step on anything that can give you away, helps as well.

  Olympic Elk, Black Bear, Mountain Goat, Olympic Marmot and others, are hard to get pictures of sometimes.  Most of times they run off before I can frame a shot or the light is too low to photograph them.  Wild animals are most active at first light and just before sunset.  Cameras don't work the best under these lighting conditions, unless the subject is stationary.

  'Here are some of my favorites.' Cheers - BFJ



Black Bears:




Sleeping












Roosevelt Elk:








Mountain Goats:










Marmots:
Baby. 





Cougar:
Baby Cougar Hiding



Tracks:


Cougar Track

Cougar Track


Olympic Elk Tracks