Yellowstone Park in winter is hauntingly beautiful. All is quiet except (mostly) the sounds of nature as tourists are few.
The breath of the buffalo, the crunch of the moose feet through the brush, and the steam of the famous Yellowstone “hot pots” are breathtaking, but there is nothing quite like the howl of the lone wolf.
A Yellowstone National Park visitor spent Christmas morning following a lone wolf as the animal howled plaintively into the snowy wilderness.
“I don’t know if he’s a pack member or an outside male looking for love,” Debby Dixon, who captured the accompanying footage, told FTW Outdoors. “Judging from the size of his tracks, I feel certain it was a male.”
Dixon, a nature photographer who specializes in Yellowstone wildlife, described the surreal encounter as “a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
Listen and watch as this amazing creature lets out its lonely howl in the crisp winter air.