Make no mistake, not everyone is equal in this revered place.
There is a hierarchy in Yellowstone that is permanently established in the park code. All the animals, from the smallest to the largest, live by it and all the humans, from the tourists to the park rangers, carefully respect it.
That’s why the atmosphere is electric. The air is filled with steam as though in preparation for the grand entrance of a Hollywood celebrity.
Initially it’s hard to see anything more than the outline of a hulking figure. Something is moving along forcefully, almost in a swagger, with nothing standing in its path.
Suddenly a male grizzly emerges – on a mission. With muscles effortlessly rippling over massive shoulders and mighty claws slicing the air with every step, he is a fine specimen. The onlookers nod their approval and whisper in awe.
He may be the main attraction but he chooses to ignore their presence, almost with disdain. It does nothing to quell their enthusiasm. Why? There is only one king in Yellowstone. And that gives the grizzly star power.