Spending a considerable amount of time in the national parks has many advantages for photographers. One of course is the chance to spot and observe and hopefully capture the animals that roam the park. Although we saw many animals, getting closer is another thing altogether. Wild bison in herds, much harder to get than photographing one individual resting. Chipmunks and squirrels everywhere and birds of prey too. We were able to observe many animals in their natural habitat and photograph some of them, such as the Canada Geese. Herds of Elk too far off most of the time and a lone moose at the waters edge far away in the mirky dawn light. Lovely to see but very hard to shoot. Being there was amazing, and to just observe because we had the time was wonderful. To photograph bears, wolves and birds of Prey close up we needed to visit the West Yellowstone recovery centre. Here unwanted and nuisance animals from the wild are housed and looked after admirably. It was raining but what a privilege to see and observe these lovely creatures.