Category Archives: National Park

Frosty Face

Today’s post features an image I captured in Yellowstone NP this past February. Bison are readily seen in the winter landscapes of Yellowstone NP. How can you hide all that dark coat against the snow?! Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D Mark 2 camera Canon 100-400mm f/4.5 – f/5.6 IS lens at 100mm Handheld, with IS […]

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Not Quite a “Monkey on the Back”

Today’s post features an image captured during my recent winter trip to Teton NP (Wyoming). While photographing elk that winter here, we came upon a group of Bighorn Sheep who were busy grazing and slow traveling along the ridge of a mountain range: Did you notice the strange-looking sheep on the right?  A closer look […]

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One of Yellowstone’s Jewels

Today’s post features another geyser near Old Faithful, in the Biscuit Basin. The Jewel Geyser is a small, but rather active geyser, erupting frequently (every 8-9 minutes is typical). Although the eruption reaches up to 20 feet, it is nowhere near what Old Faithful offers (100 – 180 feet). Jewel Geyser has a shiny, beaded […]

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New Definition of “A Cold Shower”

Today’s post features a Yellowstone regular actor … Old Faithful as it erupts in the winter landscape.  Enjoy this sequence of the eruption. Geyser at rest: Eruption inevitable: Shower Time! Steam filling the Old Faithful landscape: Near the end of eruption: Coming up … some other geysers were actively erupting during our visit.   Photographic […]

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Bubbles in the Mud

Today’s post features some more images I captured in late February in Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming). The mud pots featured in this post were located in the Fountain Paint Pots area of the park, near Old Faithful. One definition I found of the mud pot is that it is a sort of acidic hot springs […]

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‘Icy Hot’, Part 1

Today’s post features some of the thermal pools located near Old Faithful, in Yellowstone NP. These were captured during my recent short visit to Yellowstone and the Tetons. Coming up … a few more thermal features, along with geysers “at work”.   Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 camera Canon 28-135mm, f/3.5-f/5.6 IS lens […]

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Chilling Heat Wave

Today’s post features a few images I captured as we entered the thermal feature area around Yellowstone’s Old Faithful. With temperatures starting at about 14F, mentally it “felt” like we were encountering a temporary heat wave as we began entering the thermal features area: Coming up … some images captured as we hiked around some […]

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Behemoths in the Snowy Landscape

Today’s post features a few of the bison images I captured during my recent trip to Yellowstone NP. It gets quite cold in winter here … the snow can fall to incredible depths in winter here … but the “Behemoths”, or bison remain a fixture within and around the park as they struggle to overcome […]

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Firehole Riverscapes

Today’s post features a look at Yellowstone NP’s Firehole River and some of it’s many picturesque views in the winter. A wide angle view of the river with some of it’s many cascades: A closeup at the river’s edge, with snow and ice covered rock: Along the banks of the Firehole River, a small tree […]

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A Change of Season

Today’s post features an image I captured a few days ago when I visited Yellowstone NP and Grand Teton NP in Wyoming. Yellowstone and the Tetons are always great places to photograph landscapes and wildlife, but the picturesque landscape during the winter months adds an extra layer of interest! Today’s post features an image captured […]

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