West Yellowstone entrance gate
It's sundown on the Firehole River, and there is just enought light for one more cast. You look around at what God has created; the landscape, the animals, sunsets and sunrises and wonder how anyone cannot believe?
Madison River at sunset.
This Bison is suning himself in the middle of the day. The white substance is not snow but calcium residue from the geysers and steam leaks around.
These bison are grazing and being watched by the elk amoung the trees.
This is the Nez Perce River, named after that Indian tribe, which flows through Yellowstone.
This was one of the largest bull elk that I saw in Yellowstone. He is wading in the middle of the Madison River and gave everyone and great view and photograph.
Predawn on the Madison River in mid-September the bull elk were busy trying to keep the cows herded together.
This big bull elk is tasting the air to determine if any of his cows are ready.
This is a bull Moose. The moose were also in rut and seeking cows to breed. This photo was taken in the Targee National Forest in Idaho just west of Yellowstone. We saw this big guy standing there about a mile away and we drove up to within 400 yards. We then were able to stalk closer and get this photo of him before he walked into the woods. My hunting partner stalked to within 20 yards of him before he felt pressured to leave.
The hot water from the gysers flows over the limestone revealing the yellow tint. It gives the Park its name.
This is Lower Yellowstone Falls and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
Grand Tetons from Telegraph Hill
Mt. Moran, Grand Tetons National Park
Madison River in the western protion of Yellowstone
This is Morning Glory pool. It is basically a hole in the earth filled with hot water. The image was made with a Nikon F100 SLR with a Nikon 24mm 2.8 lens and Fuji Velvia slide film.
This pool of hot water is located near Old Faithful and you can walk to it on one of the trails that is marked.
Native Americans used Yellowstone as a place to winter. The warm waters were a luxory for them. This hot water flows into the Firehole River near the Madison River junction.
I was in Yellowstone in mid-September and the elk were in full rut. This bull is trying to nudge this cow toward the other girls to the right of the frame.
A young bull elk showing some interest in a cow elk.
Fishing the Firehole at sundown
Lake Yellowstone at dawn
Grand Teton National Park driving south out of Yellowstone
Lower Yellowstone Falls from overlook
West Yellowstone where you can see the many geysers steaming. The vapors look like the place is on fire.
The many geysers and pools drain into several rivers in Yellowstone
Pools of water from the geysers
The Madison River winds through western Yellowstone and absorbs additional water from pools of geysers and pits.