Saddle Mules, in Wyoming ~ by Joel Coutrer
(Three horses for a good mule. Strength, Endurance, Sure-footed-ness, Intelligence.)
Perseids Meteor Shower - 20012 - Comment and Photo by David Kingham
”Last night I went out to Snowy Range in Wyoming in search of dark skies for the Perseid meteor shower. I wanted something special for the foreground and I knew the Snowies faced in the perfect direction to get this shot. I started shooting at 10pm and didn’t stop until 5 am, I had to change my battery every 2 hours which made for a long night. The moon rose around 1am to light up the mountain range[…]”
OMG! ~ Stars over the Moulton Homestead - Photography and Comment by Royce Bair: Website: www.NightScapePhotos.com
Milky Way Stars over John Moulton barn and homestead, Grand Teton National Park. Photographed at 11:30 PM (2.5 hours after sunset). Light Painting added to enhance recognition.
Equipment: Canon 5D Mark III, 24mm lens, and 2 lights
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Yellowstone Wolf 495M
495M was a remarkable wolf. At the time of his capture for collaring, he was the largest wolf ever recorded in Yellowstone, weighing in at 143 lbs. The researchers joked that they had darted a bear instead of a wolf because of his immense size. As the alpha male of Mollie’s Pack, 495M also displayed immense boldness. The hardy pack inhabited Pelican Valley in the park’s interior and regularly hunted bison instead of elk—no easy feat even for a wolf. And 495M at age 9—a noteworthy age for a wolf as most die at 4 or 5—still took bison down this year.
…this picture of a couple of members of the “Wild Bunch”. Is it just me, or were criminals more respectable back in the day? Pictured above are Harry Longabaugh (A.K.A. the “Sundance Kid”) and Etta Place.
Etta Place disappeared from history in the early 1900′s. The big question, of course, is whether Butch Cassidy and Longabaugh were in fact killed in Bolivia in 1908. Some speculate they faked their deaths in order to live out the rest of their lives in peace and quite. (FROM OLD PICTURE OF THE DAY)