There is a saying in photography that goes, “Once you’ve photographed your subject, turn around and you might just find another interesting subject.”
I had been photographing a heard of Bison across the highway and as I was walking back to the car I saw this Raven. I had seen several of them in the park but they would never sit still long enough to get a decent shot of them.
He gave me a couple of different looks and then he decided to fly away. They are an interesting bird and quite large.
This was our last day in the park and it was getting late in the day so we were headed back to our hotel. We took a route that we had not been on before and saw this small water fall. One of the great things about Yellowstone Park is there are numerous pull over spots for people to stop and look.
This is an area that had been ravaged by fire a few years ago. Yellowstone keeps renewing itself and new growth and new life can be seen in the midst of the destruction. The park averages 3 to 4 fires a year and some of the areas of the park are in pretty bad shape but there is always new growth occurring.
We found this thermal on our way out of the park. If you click on the image to make it larger you will see in the upper left of the image the water boiling out of a hole.
Kind of a disgusting image but this is one of the many boiling mud pots that are around the park. There is a strong smell of sulfur in the air and you are constantly aware of the activity under the surface.
I really don’t know why this dead tree caught my attention but I felt compelled to photograph it so here it is.
I really hated leaving the park. Jeanne said it is the most beautiful and exciting place on the planet in her mind. I have to agree. Every time you turn around there is another picture to be made or wonder to see. Also kind of scary when you think that you are in the midst of one of the largest volcanoes in the world and the amount of destruction it would do when (not if), when it erupts would be cataclysmic.
Enjoy your day and be careful.
Enjoyed taking this beautiful Yellowstone trip along with you & Jeanne. Thank you for sharing; your photos are outstanding, as always!