Just because its tourist season doesn’t mean we can kill and eat them, but some of our wildlife can.

Wyoming has some of the world’s most spectacular scenery and wildlife. Some would say “It’s to die for.” And they would be right. Wyomingites know of the danger but visitors can be oblivious to the perils of hiking in rugged country and rapidly changing conditions that can bring on hypothermia or flash foods.

Our wildlife is just that, but the 'Disneyfication' factor seems to lull tourists into unnecessary risks just to get that 'perfect selfie' that could be the last photo they ever take. Park warning signs are ignored, and while I believe Darwin was right about thinning out the herd (of people) it’s the children of idiot adults who can end up as collateral damage as in this Bison Attack video.

Jeff Goldblum said it very well “Yeah ooh ah, that’s how it always starts and then there’s running… and screaming.” in The Lost World - Jurassic Park.

From Lake Tahoe to a suburban park just outside of Denver, officials are closing parks to save idiots from themselves. People taking selfies with foraging wild bears caused the closure of Waterton Canyon.

World Around via YouTube

The sad part would be that an animal could be put down for harming a human. Sorry, but to me, that’s just wildlife, well, being wildlife! They are not in a zoo.

Ed Fuhr Photography

 

Thanks to Ed Fuhr Photography who added "Respect. I continue to be amazed by the lack of respect I see out in the field for the natural world. It can take the form of how you dress and how prepared you are for the elements, how things can change in a hurry. Here, I was shooting with a long lens some big horn sheep in the middle of their rut. To my astonishment, this driver of a passing car stopped and walked up to them as they stood eyeing one another, hoping to capture a portrait I guess of one of these animals with her iphone. But just as she prepared to take his picture, this large ram lept for another immediately to this lady's right. They collided less than two feet from her. She was lucky to survive. Let's show respect out there for one another and for the natural world about us!"