Yellowstone in March Photo Gallery by Dave Shumway

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.
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A member of the Lamar Canyon pack of wolves looks out over a vast expanse of snow on a cold morning in Yellowstone National Park (near the Bison Ranch). Created with a Canon 7D and a 500/4.0L IS + 1.4TC III set in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of +1 1/3 to f/7.1, ISO400, and 1/400th of a second. Shot from an Induro GHB2 and Gitzo 3540XLS tripod with a custom long lens support.

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Four members of the Lamar Canyon pack howl over a frozen Lamar Valley on a cold  morning in Yellowstone National Park. Created with a Canon 7D and a 500/4.0L IS + 2.0TC III set in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of +1 1/3 to f/16, ISO3200, and 1/320th of a second. Shot from an Induro GHB2 and Gitzo 3540XLS tripod with a custom long lens support.

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A grey wolf member of the Agate packs runs towards the Blacktail pack along Specimen Ridge in Yellowstone National Park. Captured with a Canon 7D and 500/4.0L IS in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of - 2/3 at ISO400, f/7.1, and 1/2500th of a second. The camera was resting on a beanbag.

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Wolf 471F, who died as an old adult on April 10, 2012, howls at the surrounding Agate and Blacktail packs along Specimen Ridge 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 0 at ISO200, f/7.1, and 1/500th of a second. The camera was mounted on a Gitzo 3540XLS and Induro GHB2 gimbal head with a custom long lens support. A little over a week later wolf 471F was killed by members of the Mollies Pack.

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A family of otters take a play break from fishing as a snow storm rolls into the Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park. Created with a Canon 7D and a 500/4.0L IS + 1.4TC III set in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of +2 to f/8, ISO200, and 1/400th of a second. Shot from an Induro GHB2 and Gitzo 3540XLS tripod with a custom long lens support.

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A grizzly wanders along a hillside near Silver Gate, Mont. Captured with a Canon 7D and 500/4.0L IS in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of + 1 at ISO400, f/7.1, and 1/500th of a second. The camera was resting on a beanbag.

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A red fox yawns on a warm afternoon as it stirs from a nap 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 + 1/3 at ISO200, 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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A red fox stretches out after an afternoon nap as the sun sets 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 0 at ISO200, f/7.1, and 1/500th 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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A roughed grouse forages through the brush in Yellowstone National Park. Captured with a Canon 7D and 70-200/2.8L IS II + 2.0TC III in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of 0 at ISO400, f/7.1, and 1/640th of a second. The camera was handheld.

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