Header Menu

Media | Photo Friday

Nellie Tayloe Ross signing her oath of office as governor of Wyoming on Jan. 5, 1925. Behind her are, from left; Judge Samuel Tayloe, her brother;  George Ross, her son; Mrs. Alfred Tayloe, her sister in law; William Bradford Ross, her youngest son; and Wyoming Supreme Court Chief Justice C.N. Potter, who administered the oath of office. (Wyoming State Archives)

Taking office

On inauguration day, here’s a picture of the first female governor in the U.S. signing her oath of office in 1925.
Merriam’s Turkeys like this one inhabit parts of eastern Wyoming and draw thousands of hunters each year. Don’t think they make an easy meal, however. They can be shy and secretive and statistics show it takes an average of 7 days to bag one. (Mark Goecke)

Gobble gobble

Wild turkeys are relative newcomers to Wyoming, arriving here as recently as 1935 when New Mexico swapped 15 for a passel of sage grouse.
A moose and her calf amble across the sagebrush landscape at the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge in this scene captured by refuge manager Tom Koerner. In addition to overseeing the 27,230-acre reserve, Koerner takes photographs that are frequently tweeted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Mountain Prairie Region’s social media managers. (Tom Koerner/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Moose mother

If you follow the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Twitter, (@USFWSMtnPrairie) you probably think that photographer Tom Koerner has the best job in the world.