There had been a few grizzly bear and wolf sightings in Lamar Valley that week, so we headed that way after leaving the canyon. Jay did manage to see a black bear with the binoculars before it ducked into the trees, but I don't have any photos of it since the bear was so far away. We had to settle for seeing more buffalo and pronghorn. August is the time of the bison rut, which is pretty exciting to see all of the male bison fighting and kicking up dust.
A lot of swallows have made their home on the back of Soda Butte. This is where we stood when Jay saw the black bear. Later that week the rangers actually put up a sign here to warn of recent bear activity in this area.