Sometimes you just have to take the image because it grabs you. That’s the case with the image below. It’s a quiet spot less than a mile from where I camped. I think it’s the clouds that make the scene.
The weather forecasters called for a 20% chance of thunder storms each day. They were pretty accurate! We’d have a clash of lightning followed by thunder and then a few minutes of sprinkles. This next image might give a visual of what it was like.
In a previous post, I showed an image of Old Faithful. The image below was taken on the opposite side of where that one was taken. The light is much better in this image. I just love the highlights. …….. I’m still learning!
The image below was taken in the Midway Geyser Basin area. I was trying to take a picture of the Grand Prismatic Spring but the fog from it was blowing right in my face so I had to settle for this pool. Sorry, I don’t know the name of it but it’s still beautiful.
Remember the picture of the elk in the river? Well, this is part of his harem and what he was guarding.
The kid below was hiding so well that I almost didn’t see it. They really blend in well with the sagebrush! It was with the Bighorn Ram that I posted earlier.
I hope you’ve enjoyed these images from Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. They are such wonderful places. I may go back again next year. I still haven’t gotten the image of the big moose that I have in my mind’s eye. We’ll see!
Well, that’s it for now. It’s time to move on to fall colors around home. In a month or so, I’ll be heading to Squaw Creek to see if I can get some decent images of Bald Eagles. So, please stay tuned and….. Thanks for coming!
PS: I’m still working on that gallery. It’s not quite as easy to set up the way I would like as I first thought but I’ll figure it out!
The image below is for all of you that like the color blue. I think it’s a bit too blue but it’s what I saw that morning.
If you look closely to the left of the image below, you’ll see what I believe to be the bunk house in the shadow of the mountains.
Now remember that I said on a previous post that I hiked in 1.7 miles in the very early morning to get images of moose before the passenger boat arrived? Well, this is what I saw just before the boat got there.
On my way back from taking the image above, I saw a female osprey fly to her nest with a fish to feed her two young chicks. The previous osprey image that I posted was taken about two and a half hours after this one when the male returned with a fish. Sorry, I just couldn’t resist posting this image too.
That’s it for now. Still working on putting a gallery together.
I’m back home now and have more than 2300 images to go through. I thought that I’d share a few highlights. The previous images were all taken in Grand Teton NP. All but the last one in this post were taken in Yellowstone.
This Big Boy was standing guard over his harem which included a couple of young. I was on my way to West Yellowstone early in the morning when I saw him. I always feel so lucky to get a shot like this.
The next morning, I headed to Lamar Valley where there are hundreds of bison. I always try to leave camp long before the sun comes up to catch the early morning glow.
Because they were up on ridge, I hiked out to get some shots of the herd with the hills in the background. As I did so, they started to move towards me so I had to scurry back towards my car. The above was taken just before they crossed the road in front of me.
This bison must have known that he was holding up traffic. As you can see, he’s sticking his tongue out as he’s crossing the road right in front of me!
The following day, I went to Gardiner which is 5 miles north of the park to do some laundry and to get something good to eat. Had the best grilled cheese sandwich and onion rings ever! On the way back, I saw several big horned sheep right at mid day. Now this guy doesn’t have really impressive horns but he seems to be doing alright because he had a couple of ewes with him.
This last picture is for all you horse lovers out there. It was taken as I was heading home. I decided to go through Teton NP to Jackson on my way to the Teton Raptor Center. This was such a beautiful scene with the low clouds and fog that I had to stop to take the shot.
Horses grazing in the morning
Well, that’s it for now. I hope you’ve enjoyed these images. I’ll post more as I go through the rest of the 2300. My goal is to have them sorted in a real gallery. It might take a while for me to figure that out so, please stay tuned.