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Wow, wow, wow! We had the most incredible afternoon yesterday.
After our last visit to Hayden Valley and the lakeshore before the roads closed we encountered the Wapiti Lake wolf pack napping about 200 yards from the road.
At first we could only spot six or eight furry lumps completely sacked out in the grass.
Occasionally one would get up, go sniff and greet some of the others, and then lay back down again. We eventually spotted about 11 as they moved and shifted their napping spots.
We waited. And waited. And waited. The wolves slept. And slept. And slept.
Then, out of the woods came seven or eight more, and they all converged together, greeting and growling and barking and saying hello in a giant scrum of fur and movement. All in all we were able to count 20 wolves.
Watch the array of individual interactions they displayed, it’s really quite amazing. Which ones are your favorite?
Be sure to watch until the end to see the super close up views of individual wolves.
Another once in a lifetime Yellowstone moment!