Wildlife in the Palouse

 While visiting and shooting in the Palouse, you will have many opportunities for photographing wildlife. While I was visiting Palouse Falls State Park yesterday, I was treated to views of several species of birds and animals.  Most were visible from my car window as I was traveling to the falls. 

Looking Around

Looking Around by Gary Hamburgh - All Rights Reserved

In the state park there are several marmots that reside year round on the cliffs that overlook the canyon. The one in the photo above was very inquisitive and seemed to enjoy the sunshine on a cold winter day.

As I left the park I spotted this red-tailed hawk sitting on a fence post and was able to photograph it from my car window. Throughout the day as I headed to Colfax, I saw mule deer, white-tailed deer and a coyote from the highway.  

Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk by Gary Hamburgh - All Rights Reserved

As you can see, a trip to the Palouse not only provides scenic landscapes but the wildlife is plentiful and accessible for capturing images.

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