A Few Animal Photos from Yellowstone

There are so many amazing things to witness each day on this earth no matter where you are, but if you happen to be in Yellowstone it is over the top.  I think it will take me months to sort through all the landscape photographs I took, as I was completely enamored with geothermal activity.  My friend Tom and I wondered what the first people who discovered this area thought when the saw the earth gurgle and sputter with steam rising all around.  I wouldn't be surprised if they though it was evidence of the existence of hell, yet viewing all the different geysers was absolute heaven for me.  Hopefully, I will find a little time to sort through my landscape photographs and chose a few favorites soon.  I have been on the go non-stop since I left Sarasota on August 29th.

In the meantime, here are a few animal photographs from Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.  Enjoy.  These creatures are amazing and I am so grateful there are places where they can still roam free.  The elk with his magnificent horns did not seem to mind the rain, but I watched the moose for about an hour and he would not get up even with all the commotion of a huge crowd of people and diesel trucks blowing through.  He was hunkering down in the rain.  I got so soaked I finally had to give up and get lunch.  That must be one of the major differences between landscape and creature photographers!
Bison Drinking © Lynne Buchanan
Running Bison ©Lynne Buchanan
Mama Grizzly Chasing her Yearling © Lynne Buchanan
Yearling and Mama Grizzly ©Lynne Buchanan
Regal Elk © Lynne Buchanan

Moose Hunkering Down in the Rain © Lynne Buchanan