I must admit I’m mentally drained at the moment. For the last two days, I’ve been attending a presentation skills class. That translates to 2 days of being videotaped giving presentations, getting critiqued by the instructor and peers topped off by a self assessment by watching your video. There’s the concept of being outside of one’s comfort zone, but stepping out to Pluto is a better analogy at this point. Now that it is over, I can say I did learned a lot (and absolutely confirmed I dislike watching myself on video!). This will take some work to implement in the field but the hard part is over. Since there is not much left of me at the moment, figured it was a perfect time to start clearing out the Yellowstone pictures. Today’s post will be more of a dump of pictures that didn’t warrant their own post, but thought you might enjoy viewing the other sights found at our favorite National Park.
Let’s start with an interesting pairing.
That would be a Magpie and a Kestrel hanging out on a dead tree. Two meat eaters enjoying the day while talking about the best ways to marinate a dead mouse.
The next bird is no stranger to this blog. There is something about those Ravens that have always intrigued me. Thinking it might have something to do with the wide variety of expressions they display. Either that, or the fact they are so damn huge – and therefore have little fear when The Beast gets pointed in their direction.
So above is the stoic portrait. Below is the classic side profile which gives an excellent view of the hairs at the base of their daunting beaks.
Hit the jump to see some more pictures from Yellowstone.