Explosion of Grandeur

Bison are huge mammals, weighing 2,000+ pounds.  Yet the grandeur of  Yellowstone skies sometimes dwarfs even the largest of its inhabitants.

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Yellowstone Grand Prismatic Spring

There are many iconic locations in Yellowstone, one of my favorite being Grand Prismatic Spring.  According to Wikipedia: The Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park is the largest hot spring in the United States, and the third largest in the world, after Frying Pan Lake in New Zealand and Boiling Lake in Dominica. It is […]

Hope Springs Eternal

Just a few miles north of Flagg Canyon we saw this!  See my previous post for the contrast.  Spring, popping through but not yet completely overtaking the snow.  Just inside the Yellowstone south entrance, much snow still remained in early June after a 700+ inch winter of snowfall!

Sink or Swim

Just when I thought I had “seen it all,” I witnessed a herd of bison swimming across a river in Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley.  Most of these beasts weigh 2,000+ lbs, mind you.  Carl, Brent, and I happened upon this late one afternoon, and it was truly a sight to behold.  This was more than your […]

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Out Standing in his Field ;-)

Credit goes to my friend Carl for this telling portrait.  This was our last full day in Yellowstone, and we stumbled upon this beautiful valley just as it was starting to snow.  (See previous post “Against the Odds” for my image from this spot). Solitude, peaceful, the sound of running water, a slight breeze in […]

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Among Giants

Yellowstone’s northwestern region is full of landscape beauty and wildlife.  The green rolling hills are splendorous and sprinkled with colorful evergreen forests, cottonwoods, and aspens. At the same time, it is common to see large boulders, rock formations, and layered cliffs.  These are remnants of years past, formed by either glaciers, volcanic activity, or a […]

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Against the Odds

Let’s go over a few facts about Yellowstone winters: Snowfall – Avg. 150 inches, 400 inches in higher elevations Temps – Avg. Highs around 20F, Avg. Lows approx. 5-10F (sub-zero not uncommon) Coldest recorded day – -60F From 1995-2005, Yellowstone was the coldest place in the USA 337 days (10% of the time) For those […]

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Louisa and Paul – Slough Creek Trail

I started my blog with an image and soundtrack from Slough Creek.  It was a great hike for many reasons … spring flowers were popping, the light was really nice with clouds floating in and out, a sprinkle of spring rain a couple of times, a lovely pond and a meadow at our turnaround point, […]

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Summer at the Pool

This isn’t the most artistic image in the world, but it’s one worth sharing.  This is Grand Prismatic Spring, and it far exceeded my expectations.  I had seen pictures in books, etc., but had no clue how massive and beautiful it would be in real life. Yellowstone is full of geothermal features.  Much of it […]

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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

This next image was taken from Artist Point, one of the most recognizable Yellowstone icons.  I’ve been to Yellowstone twice before this trip, but only for a day each time.  Artist Point was one of our brief stops along the days’ travels. Artist Point provides a perfect view of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.  […]

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He’s My Brother

One of the COOLEST things about this trip was having my brother Larry there, along with his wife Judy. Back story:  Larry is 11 1/2 years older than me.  It’s an understatement to say that I really looked up to him and our brother Mike (12 1/2 years my senior) when I was a kid.  […]

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Yellowstone Workshop Group

The June workshop group was fantastic.  We had such a wide variety of people:  Full-time pro photographers, corporate employees, entrepreneurs, a state trooper, and a fossil expert.  Everyone was so flexible and eager to take in the beauty and challenges of each day.  Our days started with leaving the hotel at 5am.  We had a […]

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