This was the first Winter I have ever gotten to get into Yellowstone Park. I stayed in Gardiner, MT., which is the only gate that you can get into the Park in the winter with a vehicle. You can only drive the upper road of the Park, but there is so much to see that you would not see in the summer months.
Such as, a Red Fox hunting in the snow. We were driving along, when all of a sudden we see this Fox, and he is hunting. I was stuck sitting in the middle of our one ton Dodge PU with my camera bag and gear in the passenger seat, so I couldn't bail out on the passenger side. I told my husband to stop and let me out and find a pullout, so he did.
This Fox was literally on the other side of the road from me in the bar ditch. He was hunting, and too busy to pay any mind to me, even though he knew I was there. As I stood there quietly watching, I was mesmerized by this amazing opportunity to watch this beautiful creature trying to make a living in sub-zero temperatures .
He made the traditional leap head first into the snow, but came up empty handed. Then he appeared to notice me. All of a sudden he stared right into my eyes, and I swear into my Soul, and started playing. It was to this day, one of my best wildlife experiences in the Park.