Happy Thanksgiving from America’s Wildlife

from Wildlife Promise

1 11/24/2011 // By Beth Pratt

We give thanks today for our family and friends and all of the blessings in our lives. I would also like to extend my thanks to all of the supporters of the National Wildlife Federation for helping to protect America’s wildlife. With your help, we truly are making a difference for life on earth. As an environmental leader, I have been fortunate enough to live and work in some special places–and in two of the largest national parks, Yosemite and Yellowstone–and this has provided me with amazing opportunities to view wildlife. As a way of saying thank you, I share below ten of my favorite wildlife photos.

Bison and calf in winter in Yellowstone National Park (photo by Beth Pratt)

Gray wolf on the banks of the Gardner River in Yellowstone (photo by Beth Pratt)

Great blue heron in the Yellowstone River in Hayden Valley (photo by Beth Pratt)

Bighorn sheep resting in the fall, Yellowstone (photo by Beth Pratt)

Pika on rocks near Gaylor Lakes, Yosemite National Park (photo by Beth Pratt)

River otter dining on cutthroat trout in the Yellowstone River (photo by Beth Pratt)

Newborn elk in Yellowstone (photo by Beth Pratt)

Pronghorn on ridge, Yellowstone National Park (photo by Beth Pratt)

Grizzly bear and cub on Mt. Washburn, Yellowstone (photo by Beth Pratt)

Pacific chorus frog in stream in Yosemite (photo by Beth Pratt)