Yellowstone in January Photo Gallery by Dave Shumway

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."
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Winter in Yellowstone in magical, I have said that many times before, but it really is. A "slow" day (photographically speaking) can turn into a great day at any moment. 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."

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Two black wolves, members of the Mollies Pack, move through the Lamar Canyon on the frozen Lamar River in Yellowstone National Park. The pair was rejoining their siblings after a day of dancing around the Blacktail Pack. Captured with a Canon 7D and 500/4.0L IS in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of + 2 at ISO400, f/4.0, and 1/640th of a second. The camera was handheld.

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A gray member of the Lamar Canyon Wolf Pack looks to re-cross the road after unsuccessfully chasing a cow elk from Soda Butte Cone clear across to Hitching Post in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park. Captured with a Canon 7D and 500/4.0L IS + 1.4TC III in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of + 1 1/3 at ISO400, f/7.1, and 1/800th of a second. The camera was mounted on a Gitzo 3540XLS tripod and Induro GHB2 gimbal head with custom long lens support.

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A member of the Lamar Canyon Wolf Pack sits atop a ridge in the Lamar Valley well after sunset. Captured with a Canon 7D and 500/4.0L IS in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of + 7/3 at ISO1600, f/4.0, and 1/25th of a second. The camera was resting on a beanbag

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The Lamar Canyon Wolf Pack crosses the road in front of a truck hauling snowmobiles through the Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park. Captured with a Canon 7D and 500/4.0L IS + 1.4TC III in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of + 4/3 at ISO400, f/7.1, and 1/800th of a second. The camera was mounted on a Gitzo 3540XLS and Induro GHB2 gimbal head with a custom long lens support.

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The Lamar Canyon Wolf Pack feasts on an Elk carcass along the Lamar River in Yellowstone National Park. Captured with a Canon 7D and 500/4.0L IS + 1.4TC III in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of + 4/3 at ISO200, f/7.1, and 1/125th of a second. The camera was mounted on a Gitzo 3540XLS and Induro GHB2 gimbal head with a custom long lens support.

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The half moon sets over Barronette Peak el. 10354 feet (3156 m) on a clear morning in Yellowstone National Park. Captured with a Canon 5D II and 70-200/2.8L IS II in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of 0 at ISO200, f/7.1, and 1/1000th of a second. The camera was handheld.

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A Bighorn Sheep, ram, looks down over the cliffside along the banks of the Lamar River in Yellowstone National Park. Captured with a Canon 7D and 500/4.0L IS in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of + 5/3 at ISO400, f/7.1, and 1/640th of a second. The camera was mounted on a Gitzo 3540XLS and Induro GHB2 gimbal head with a custom long lens support.

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Spindrift blows from the mountains as the sun sets on Yellowstone national Park, as seen from above Blacktail Lakes. Captured with a Canon 5D II and 70-200/2.8L IS II + 1.4TC III in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of - 2/3 at ISO400, f/7.1, and 1/500th of a second. The camera was handheld.

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A ruffed grouse forages in deep snow amidst a January snow storm in Yellowstone National Park. Created with a Canon 7D and a 70-200/2.8L IS II + 2.0 TC III set in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of +2 set to f/7.1, ISO 400, and 1/160th of a second. Mounted on a Gitzo 3540XLS with an Induro GHB2 gimbal head.

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A red fox runs down a snow covered hill during a January snow storm in Yellowstone National Park. Created with a Canon 7D and a 500/4.0L IS set in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of +2 set to f/5.6, ISO 200, and 1/400th of a second. Mounted on a Gitzo 3540XLS with an Induro GHB2 gimbal head.

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