A Wake Up Call with Jared Lloyd in Yellowstone

Greeting spring with his camera, Jared Lloyd investigates the Yellowstone National Park ecosystem and one of its most dangerous predators with an uncertain future – the grizzly bear 


Winter is still throwing sucker punches. Yesterday, it was 64 degrees Fahrenheit. Today, it is snowing so hard that I cannot see more than a hundred meters in front of me. Welcome to spring in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) – the great non-season. Part winter. Part summer. Unpredictable. Volatile. Muddy as hell. 

Spring is the season of new beginnings, of emergence, renewal. Mountain bluebirds and Western tanagers are beginning to hopscotch their way back up the Rocky Mountains. Sage grouse strut their stuff on ancestral leks – the same ones they have used since the last ice age…

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Jared Lloyd

Jared Lloyd is a professional wildlife photographer and environmental journalist based in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. With publishing credits worldwide, Jared’s work takes him from the Amazon to Africa, but the open spaces and charismatic wildlife of Yellowstone lure him back to the Northern Rockies every time. At the heart of all things in his artwork is conservation.

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