My husband and I make a point to visit the Lamar Valley early in the morning and in the evening because that is when you will see the most wild life. This area was particularly rich in wildlife. Bison grazed beside the road and in the late afternoon could be seen drinking at the river's edge near plumes of steam rising from the water. As we were driving along we could see the bison wallwoing in the wallows they had made, massive dust coulds dotted the otherwise clear crisp morning scenery.
In the distance we could see with binoculars a Grizzly Bear defending a bison carcass, a vulture was perched in the tree above and everytime the Grizzly Bear would change positions the vulture would swoop down and try to get some the kill, the old Grizzly would just swat at it just like we would swat at an annoying fly buzzing around.
There was a very young coyatoe playing near the road, he was chasing ground squirrls he would catch one eat it then off to the next one jumping and leaping around until he caught that one the on the the next we watched him a good 40 minutes until he had his fill the off to a siesta.
The Lamar Valley is God's gift to us all.