Photos: Sunny summer sights in Yellowstone and Grand Teton

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By Ruffin Prevost, Yellowstone Gate
June 11, 2013

Summer has arrived in Wyoming’s national parks. The visitors have come, but the residents are in shorter supply.

Finding wildlife during the hot, sunny days of summer can be trickier than in other seasons. But there are fascinating animals large and small still prowling the parks, and fantastic views almost everywhere you look.

For those who have yet to take the trip, enjoy this motivating gallery of 10 Sunny Summer Sights from Yellowstone and Grand Teton.

And if you’ve captured some great summer shots of your own, please send them to info@yellowstonegate.com. We’d love to share them with readers.

—photos by Ruffin Prevost

A young grizzly bear watches over a deer carcass in the Shoshone National Forest, near the East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate— click to enlarge)

A young grizzly bear watches over a deer carcass in the Shoshone National Forest, near the East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

A yellow-bellied marmot watches from the front of its den near Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park.

A yellow-bellied marmot watches from the front of its den near Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

The Tetons rise in the distance beyond Willow Flats as viewed from Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park.

The Tetons rise in the distance beyond Willow Flats as viewed from Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

A uinta ground squirrel watches from patch grass along Mormon Row in Grand Teton National Park.

A uinta ground squirrel watches from patch grass along Mormon Row in Grand Teton National Park. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

A pronghorn antelope scans for danger near the Buffalo Bill Reservoir, between Cody, Wyo. and Yellowstone National Park.

A pronghorn antelope scans for danger near the Buffalo Bill Reservoir, between Cody, Wyo. and Yellowstone National Park. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

A mountain goat watches from a steep hillside south of Norris in Yellowstone National Park. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate — click to enlarge)

A mountain goat watches from a steep hillside south of Norris in Yellowstone National Park. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

Birds gather near a grazing bison in the Grand Teton National Park community of Kelly, Wyo.

Birds gather near a grazing bison in the Grand Teton National Park community of Kelly, Wyo. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

A kayaker paddles near the shore of Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park.

A kayaker paddles near the shore of Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

A male dusky grouse pauses between calls to a potential mate on Signal Mountain in Grand Teton National Park.

A male dusky grouse pauses between calls to a potential mate on Signal Mountain in Grand Teton National Park. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

A chipmunk searches for food near Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park.

A chipmunk searches for food near Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

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Published on June 11, 2013

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