Happy Valentine’s Day: My Best Photos and Videos of Wildlife L’Amour

Love is in the air…and not just for people. Wildlife have their own rituals of l’amour, although they usually don’t involve boxes of chocolates or bouquets of flowers. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, here are some of my favorite photos and videos of wildlife romance (real or imagined) that I have taken over the years.

Bighorn sheep pair on the shoulder of Mt. Everts in Yellowstone

Bighorn sheep rut in Yellowstone


Two bison during the annual rut in Hayden Valley in Yellowstone
A tender moment during the elk rut at Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone

Scenes from the Yellowstone Elk Rut


A misguided mating attempt between two Pacific chorus frogs in Yosemite

Pacific chorus frogs at Gaylor Lake in Yosemite


Two coyotes on the north entrance of Yellowstone

River otter on the Yellowstone River in Hayden Valley share a cutthroat trout
Canada geese pair on the Gardner River at the north entrance of Yellowstone
Two bald eagles in Lamar Valley in Yellowstone
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