Lower Yellowstone Falls from Artist Point
I hurried over to the South Rim Drive to Artist Point, hoping to catch some good early light. Unfortunately, a thin cloud covered the sun as I took this image, and an even heavier bank of clouds covered the sun after that. Still, I like this spot, in any light.
On the way back from Yellowstone Falls, I came across this bison grazing at the edge of a clearing. I kept my distance from him- this image was taken with a 400 mm lens and was still heavily cropped.
Bison and Steaming Geyser
Since I had no cooking provisions at my campground on this trip, I drove to the cafeteria at the Old Faithful Inn in order to eat meals. On one such trip, I saw this young bison with the lower geyser basin in the distant background.
Riverside Geyser erupts on a frequent, regular schedule, shooting hot water high into the air, and landing in the Firehole River. During the middle of the night after taking this photo, I was awakened in in my campground by the sound of an Elk bugling in the distance. Then, before I fell back to sleep, a pack of wolves began howling. A memory I will not soon forget!
Steaming Pool at Morning Light
I guess one of the first things most people think of when they think of Yellowstone is Old Faithful geyser. For some reason, I never did get around to photographing Old Faithful on this trip. Perhaps it was because I knew that I already had the above image of it, which was taken during an earlier trip in 2010. Yellowstone is an immense park, filled with many natural wonders, and I believe that one could spend decades there and still not see it all. Still, I'm grateful to be able to see some small part of it, and to be able to share these images.