Dave M. Shumway is a professional photographer, director of communications for Volunteers of America and adjunct professor of photography at Rocky Mountain College. Currently based in Montana, Dave has two passions, one for the outdoors and one for photography. To this end, he averages 150 days/year in wild and fragile places the world over. Working as a photographer, Dave’s assignments include everything from wildlife and landscape photography to journalism and commercial work. His extensive time in the field shows through in online galleries, which are loaded with images of the fragile places to which he travels. His work can be viewed at www.DaveShumway.com.
Enjoy these photos of black bears, grizzly bears, and cubs taken during the month of May in Yellowstone National Park.
March… the month of the wolf. With winter loosening it grip for the first time the Park’s wildlife begins to come out including grizzlies.
October...Fall colors, elk rut, cool mornings, steam on the water, less visitors and (often) magical light.
I take advantage of the passes as they are cooler, less crowded and at the peak of summers bounty.
April can be a mystery box of opportunities in Yellowstone, as it seems each year the snow levels and activity are completely differen
February is a cold month in Yellowstone, filled with snow and ice, but it is a beautiful time. It is also mating season for wolves so they are out and about.
Wolves are out and about, their prey is in the valley, so they too are within sight of the road that runs through the "Northern Valley."
Wolf 832AF (AKA "06" - for the year she was born) was the Alpha Female of the Lamar Canyon Pack killed on Dec 6, 2012 as part of Wyoming's wolf hunt.
Photographs of early winter in Yellowstone National Park featuring wildlife, Lava Creek, Abiathar Peak, and Undine Falls.
December… the crowds have left, the snow is accumulating and the animals know that they have a long cold winter ahead of them.
Fall brings about a boost to wildlife activity in the park. Most visitors come to see and photograph the elk and moose ruts.