freeroamingphotography.com - The winter season in 2011-2012 seemed to be a bit warmer and drier than most winters all over the western United States, hence the name. While there was still plenty of snow, warmer temperatures melted much of it away early on and spring, as of this writing, seems to have come early, at least here in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

The footage was shot in and around Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park during this time. Though many animals weren't seen as frequently, there was still a good bit of action here and there throughout the season. Bighorn sheep rams can always be counted on to fight in the National Elk Refuge, officially kicking off winter. A black wolf and a mule deer buck had a stand-off for two days that captivated Jackson Hole, as well as otters who made a number of rare appearances along Flat Creek. Ending the video is a dramatic display of northern lights that came out early-mid March that lit up the night sky, despite moonlight.

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