Yellowstone National Park is truly a magical place. The park was established in 1872 as our nation’s first national park. Consisting of 3,472 square miles and situated on 2,221,766 acres, Yellowstone is located in Wyoming (96%), Montana (3%) and Idaho (1%). Yellowstone has the worlds largest collection of geysers with approximately 300 and over 10,000 thermal features.
We drove about 100 miles per day in search of wildlife and flora. I hope you enjoy this short post of the written word to enjoy the beauty that I have desperately tried to capture with my lens. Feel free to ask me any questions about what you see or would like to learn about a trip to Yellowstone. If you haven’t been ~ it’s a must experience “Bucket List” destination.
Bison are plentiful in Yellowstone and can be viewed throughout the park especially in the Hayden Valley and Lamar Valley.
I spotted this coyote near Blacktail Pond heading towards Mammoth Hot Springs
Early morning in the Hayden Valley just past sunrise along the Yellowstone River
Grizzly Boar I followed for a couple of hours along the Yellowstone River near Steamboat Point. This image was taken at dusk and there was no light to speak of. Sometimes I find it’s not about a photograph,. Sometimes you just have to soak in the experience and that is what I did while viewing this amazing mammal.
Pronghorn Buck in the Lamar Valley just past Slough Creek
Early evening and sunset along the Yellowstone Lake near Mary Bay
Otis having the time of his life in the Yellowstone Lake with a stick. He was in dog heaven!
One of my favorite spots is Lake Butte Overlook. An über peaceful spot to catch a glorious sunset and gaze over the Yellowstone Lake and valley below.