It was time to leave Denali. An early morning departure meant we might have some good wildlife viewing.
Denali was again wearing its white cloak.
The driver pointed out where he had seen a wolf eating its kill the previous day and there was the wolf, checking to see if anything had been left. The carcass looked to have been picked clean.
Further down the road, this guy was along the road. Was he licking his chops, expecting tourist for breakfast?
I didn't like the look in his eyes.
Down the road yet another wolf was hunting. The driver said the black wolf was a member of a different pack.
Then we spotted this cow moose with her calf.
It was a challenge to get a good shot at such a distance.
Then we saw caribou. It's amazing how they can hold up those antlers!
I think this one was scratching its chin.
A Dall sheep was just barely in view. On the trip out of the park we saw four of the big five, only the grizzly eluded us. As I have mentioned before, in this park the people are in cages (buses) and the animal roam free. It makes it difficult to get great shots but I have never before been in a place that felt so wild, so real.
Then it was time to board this man-made critter. After our six hour bus ride we still had a seven hour train ride. Once in Anchorage we would grab a taxi to the airport for a 1:30 am plane home. We had awoken at 5 am and would travel until 10:30 am the next day.
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