What size and type of binocular would you recommend for wolf watching (and other wildlife) in Yellowstone? We use the binocular to find the wildlife and then we use the spotting scope.
Met a guy in Yellowstone who had a pair of Brunton, looked to be either a 8*42 or 10*42 binocular. He said he paid around $350 for them and he loved them. They were large but he said the stability was great and they let in a lot of light. Interesting because on your site they seem to price out at around $1000.
I looked at the Swavorski binocular but they are very expensive.
In general, a 10x42 will get you a bit closer to your subject, but with the higher magnification, there are a few trade-offs. First, the field of view is more narrow; second, the 10 magnification will be a little harder to hold steady; and third, the 10x42 will not be quite as bright in low-light conditions as the 8x42 will be. Since you will be using the binocular as a companion to your spotting scope, I would choose the 8x for better light and wider field of view.