I watched him go over a hill. After waiting a few minutes I thought to myself... well, I guess I'll go over the hill too. On the other side I saw him lumber off in another direction. But, for some reason he circled a clump of aspens and headed back in my direction on the narrow wildlife path on which I was perched. He didn't see me, well not at first. He just kept lumbering toward me. When about thirty yards away, he raised his head and noticed I was there. It didn't stop him. He simply left the path to go around me on my right side. I captured this image as he strolled on past. It was my dose of caffeine for the day.
Whenever the pressure of our complex city life thins my blood and numbs my brain, I seek relief in the trail; and when I hear the coyote wailing to the yellow dawn, my cares fall from me - I am happy. - Hamlin Garland
"We cannot dwell side by side. Only seven years ago we made a treaty by which we were assured that the buffalo country should be left to us forever. Now they threaten to take that away from us. My brothers, shall we submit or shall we say to them: 'First kill me before you take possession of my land” ― Sitting Bull
“I think New Mexico was the greatest experience from the outside world that I have ever had. It certainly changed me for ever. Curious as it may sound, it was New Mexico that liberated me from the present era of civilization, the great era of material and mechanical development". - D. H. Lawrence (English artist, novelist, poet)
The ever-fluctuating Great Salt Lake has frustrated attempts to develop its shoreline. As a result much of the lake is ringed by extensive wetlands making Great Salt Lake one of the most important resources for migrating and nesting birds.
The American Indian is of the soil, whether it be the region of forests, plains, pueblos, or mesas. He fits into the landscape, for the hand that fashioned the continent also fashioned the man for his surroundings. He once grew as naturally as the wild sunflowers, he belongs just as the buffalo belonged. - Standing Bear, Oglala Lakota
“Bears find themselves at the spot where two deep-seated but contradictory human impulses collide: the desire to feel protected from unforeseeable danger and the longing for unspoiled nature.” ― Bernd Brunner, Bears: A Brief History
The Druid wolf pack grew to a maximum of thirty-seven members at its peak in 2001. The last member of the pack was killed by a Montana rancher in 2010. The bloodline of the Druid pack lives on through the descendants of wolves who left the pack and helped create other packs.