Yosemite_Wildlife

The Yosemite Wildlife section displays images of Mule Deer and several birds
taken in March, May and June, and a number of comical images and portraits
of Ground Squirrels, Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrels, and a Yellow-Bellied
Marmot taken in March, May and October, split into two separate pages.

This Yosemite Wildlife Overview page has selected captioned
sample images and Display Composites linked to each page.

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Yosemite Section Index
 

Yosemite Select

Yosemite Valley
Valley Views
Yosemite Assorted
Mirror Lake
Rivers and Creeks

Waterfalls
Yosemite Falls

Yosemite Rim
Glacier Point and Washburn Point
Taft Point

Yosemite Wildlife
Deer and Birds
Squirrel and Marmot

Yosemite Plant Life
Mariposa Grove
Sequoia National Park
Assorted Plant Life

Bodie Ghost Town
Mono Lake
Mariposa

A 75 image Overview of the Yosemite Portfolio

An Overview page with sample images from the following pages:
Discovery View (Wawona Tunnel View) and Valley View
El Capitan, Half Dome, Cathedral Rocks, and other Scenery
The exquisitely beautiful Mirror Lake in Tenaya Canyon
The Merced River, Tenaya Creek, Yosemite Creek and more

Bridalveil, Vernal and Nevada Falls, and selected images of Yosemite Falls
Detail shots, vignettes and scenic images of Yosemite’s signature waterfall

An Overview page with sample images from the following pages:
Yosemite National Park’s two most famous rim views
Taft Point Fissures and spectacular views from 3000’ over Yosemite Valley

An Overview page with sample images from the following pages:
Mule Deer in the Valley meadows, Hummingbirds, Steller’s Jays, etc.
Golden-Mantled Squirrels, Ground Squirrels and a Tioga Pass Marmot

An Overview page with sample images from the following pages:
Images from the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Images from nearby Sequoia and King’s Canyon National Parks
Lupines, Dogwood, Snow Plants, Thistle, Forest Moss and Lichen

50 images of the gold mining boom town north of Mono Lake
A highly saline lake in the Eastern Sierras with otherworldly scenery
A Cigar Store Indian, a Thunderbird Totem, and antique Farm Machinery

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Images in this section are in a number of different Galleries on the Photoshelter website.
The Banner below leads to the Yosemite Collection page where a Gallery can be selected.

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There are 15 Galleries in the Photoshelter Yosemite Collection

For convenience, Galleries containing the images of Wildlife, Plants,
Sequoia National Park, Bodie Ghost Town, Mono Lake and Mariposa
have been copied to the Yosemite Collection from their normal locations.

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Mule Deer in Cook’s Meadow on a cold dawn in March.

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A close portrait of a Mule Deer doe in Ahwahnee Meadow at dusk.

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A Mule Deer doe browsing in Ahwahnee Meadow at dusk.

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Mule Deer browsing a field of Lupines in a North Wawona meadow near dusk.

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An expressive young Mule Deer buck watches while an older buck stares directly into the camera.

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Mule Deer in a forested Wawona meadow, taken near sunset in May.

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A male Brewer’s Blackbird at Mirror Lake (males are black with greenish-blue highlights,
a starkly-staring yellow eye, and an iridescent purple head... the female is grayish brown).

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Steller’s Jay Mirror Lake 2762
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A Steller’s Jay perched on Manzanita near Mirror Lake in March.

Pacific Steller’s Jays have azure markings on the head and azure
primary feathers and tail, with duller blue feathers on the rest of the body.

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Anna’s Hummingbird Female Flight Study
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Flight Study showing an Anna’s Hummingbird Female as she transitions to hovering flight.

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Click the Display Composite above to visit the Yosemite Deer and Birds page

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Images in this section are in a number of different Galleries on the Photoshelter website.
The Banner below leads to the Yosemite Collection page where a Gallery can be selected.

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There are 15 Galleries in the Photoshelter Yosemite Collection

For convenience, Galleries containing the images of Wildlife, Plants,
Sequoia National Park, Bodie Ghost Town, Mono Lake and Mariposa
have been copied to the Yosemite Collection from their normal locations.

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A California Ground Squirrel packing his cheeks with nuts in late March. He had just come out of his burrow (probably for one of the first times as Spring comes in May). He became more comical looking with each passing moment.

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Ground Squirrel Mirror Lake 2460c
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Our friend hopped up on a boulder to pose for close portraits. Here he is munching a little berry (no more nuts around). The squirrels in the Mirror Lake area are very comfortable with the presence of people.

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Ground Squirrel Full Cheeks Mirror Lake 2431
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A California Ground Squirrel with his cheeks filled with nuts inspects the passing
hikers while perched on the narrow ridge of a boulder near Mirror Lake in March. He
had just come out of his burrow (possibly for the first time, as Spring comes in May).

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This was one of the funniest squirrel sequences I have taken.

A Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel scooted over to a clump of grass and began to pack it into his mouth at high speed. He was gathering nesting material to insulate his burrow for the coming winter (taken in Autumn, in the latter part of October).

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Golden Mantle Nesting Taft Point Trail X6686c
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He would grab a clump of grass, then rapidly stuff it in his mouth, packing and compressing it so he could carry more. You would think this mouthful would be adequate, but the little guy decided that there wasn't enough and reached for more. This all happened very quickly (the whole sequence took less than a minute), and I was quaking with laughter the entire time.

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A Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel doing his “aren’t I cute?” routine atop a granite boulder at Taft Point in the spring. This is a detail crop of the full image (framed like the one at right).

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An astonished Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel at Taft Point.

The Golden Mantle is a type of ground squirrel found in mountainous regions of the West.
Like the chipmunk, it has stripes on its back, but it has no facial stripes and is generally
larger than the chipmunk (a large chipmunk is about the size of a small Golden Mantle).
They have a russet to golden-brown mantle over the head and shoulders, thus the name.

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Marmot Tioga Pass 3149c
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A Yellow-Bellied Marmot peeks from between the rocks at Olmsted Point in the Tioga Pass.

The Yellow-Bellied Marmot is a giant ground squirrel about the size of a small dog.
Known as the Rock Chuck, they dig burrows under rocks to hide them from predators.

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Marmot Tioga Pass 3152c
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A detail crop of a Yellow-Bellied Marmot peeking from between rocks at Olmsted Point.

Yellow-Bellied Marmots live mostly at higher altitudes. Olmsted Point, named for the landscape
architect Frederick Law Olmsted, overlooks Tenaya Canyon from the Tioga Road at 8400 feet.

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Marmot Tioga Pass 3151
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A Yellow-Bellied Marmot poses for a profile portrait at Olmsted Point on the Tioga Road.

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Click the Display Composite above to visit the Squirrels and Marmot page

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Images in this section are in a number of different Galleries on the Photoshelter website.
The Banner below leads to the Yosemite Collection page where a Gallery can be selected.

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There are 15 Galleries in the Photoshelter Yosemite Collection

For convenience, Galleries containing the images of Wildlife, Plants,
Sequoia National Park, Bodie Ghost Town, Mono Lake and Mariposa
have been copied to the Yosemite Collection from their normal locations.

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Click the Display Composite above to visit the Yosemite Select page

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