This trip has been rich pickings for wildlife spotting although my camera shots are not up to scratch. So, I'll share what we've been privileged enough to see using some library photos taken with men/women with much bigger lenses and more patience than myself.
Our first sighting shortly after taking a right from the main road onto the route to Moonlight Basin ski resort was a flock of Bighorn Sheep including mamas with their babies - aaaaaah! These are really wild beasties not like their mostly white cousins that litter the hills near our home.
One of this guy's relatives just has to be my favourite mammal that we've spotted so far on the trip. An ermine was running around in the snow below the Iron Horse chairlift at Moonlight Basin. He's a stoat whose usual brownish coat has turned almost pure white for the winter. Our one had a natty black tip to his long tail!
And finally dig this. There are flies called ephydrida brucei living in hot water in the geyser basins feeding off the algal blooms. Nothing special to look at but perhaps the most amazing creatures here.