Monday, September 17, 2012

Yellowstone National Park, an overview

I have just returned from a week long trip to Yellowstone National Park and had a wonderful time.  I was with a photographic group led by Bob Salyers .  The group was very compatible and we had a great time.   _D8C5349 September 14, 2012 NIKON D800We stayed in Gardiner Montana and from there every day went into the park and toured the entire park.  We did see all the major large animals that occur in the park, however, the grizzly bear and wolves were extremely far away and the only dots on the photograph.  If you blow up the photographs of the bear and wolves, you can identify them.
It is very hard to pick out what was the best part of the trip.  Creature wise, it is a tossup between a bull elk and its harem and male bison's fighting.
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American Bison (Bison bison)Everone Needs to Get Into The Act
In subsequent blogs, I will post landscape and images of other wildlife that we encountered.
Again I want to thank Bob Salyers www.bobsalyers.com  for his intimate knowledge of Yellowstone and driving us around the park so that we could capture the sights of Yellowstone.clip_image001