Pete Bengeyfield | Blog

Welcome to my blog.  I will be posting images here on a regular basis.  Some of them will be my favorites from the website, some from my ebooks, and some from recently completed trips.  Accompanying each image is a short paragraph - generally where and how the image was made and some of the natural history associated with the subject.  To see the text, click on the "comment" button above the image on the left side.  I hope  you enjoy the website, and please leave comments.




September 05, 2017  •  1 Comment

THE DAYOne day last spring in Yellowstone was so exceptional for grizzly bear photography that I simply refer to it now as The Day. It went like this: At the end of each winter as bison migrate back to Yellowstone's Northern Range, they must pass Blacktail Ponds. The ponds span the valley, and bison often break through the ice and drown. Bears emerging from hibernation know this and show up to fish the bison carcasses out. On The Day, there were four bears on a carcass. Two left before it got light, while the other two stayed. The dominant bear controlled the carcass while the other, this one, waited his turn. You could almost hear him thinking: " As long as I have to wait, what can I do to make these photographers happy? I'll bet they'd like it if I went over to this snowbank and rolled around for a little while. Then maybe if I went and swam in the pond, breaking up the ice and splashing in the water they'd like that. And then, If I'd lay down right below them and chew on some old bones, they'd really like that." It was amazing. For about half the day it was like this bear was following a script. It'll be a long time before another day like it.

Granite Park

May 01, 2016  •  1 Comment

Sandhill Migration

March 28, 2016  •  2 Comments

shc-425-dshc-425-dRowe Sanctuary
Platte River, NE.

The Year of the Fox

March 02, 2016  •  1 Comment

This was the year of the fox on Yellowstone's Northern Range.  There were at least seven of them at various times between Floating Island Lake and the Buffalo Ranch.  They were fairly tolerant and easy to photograph.  This one just made a leap on a vole, but missed.  Look in the fox gallery to see a couple of leaps. Missed that One

The Elusive Bobcat

February 02, 2016  •  1 Comment

The Elusive Bobcat


December 18, 2015  •  1 Comment

MousingLast week I went down to Yellowstone for a few days. It was pretty slow out in Lamar. I don't think there was enough snow to push the elk down very far, so the wolves were still up pretty high as well. I did manage to get a couple coyotes mousing in Round Prairie though. We had quite a bit of snow in Dillon this week, so I'm sure the Park got a bunch as well.

Chesler Park Sunrise

November 21, 2015  •  1 Comment

Chesler SunriseChesler SunriseA sunrise starburst at Chesler Park, Canyonlands National Park, Utah.

Elegant Trogon

November 16, 2015  •  1 Comment

Elegant trogonElegant trogonElegant trogon, Patagonia State park, Arizona

Fall Snowfall

November 16, 2015  •  1 Comment

Early SnowEarly SnowAn early snowfall in the Tetons obscures the aspen leaves still on the trees. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Bacteria Rainbow

November 16, 2015  •  1 Comment

Bacteria RainbowBacteria RainbowBacteria patterns in thermal area, Yellowstone National Park

Different Directions

November 16, 2015  •  1 Comment

Different Directions IIDifferent Directions IIThe Navajo Sandstone once formed a desert much like today's Sahara. Subsequent twisting, sliding and other deformation eventually created the broken formations we see today. White Pocket, Arizona

Grand Prismatic Spring

November 14, 2015  •  1 Comment

Grand PrismaticGrand PrismaticBacteria patterns at Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park

On Golden Pond

November 14, 2015  •  1 Comment

On Golden PondOn Golden PondA Trumpeter swan flexes its wings, Floating Island Lake, Yellowstone National Park

Battling Buddies

November 14, 2015  •  1 Comment

Battlin' BuddiesBattlin' BuddiesA pair of sibling grizzly bears wrestle in Yellowstone's Lamar Valley.

Predawn Challenge

November 14, 2015  •  1 Comment

Dawn ChallengeDawn ChallengeA bull elk bugles a challenge, Yellowstone National Park

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