Wildlife in Yellowstone

Yellowstone (for those of you who are not familiar) is absolutely full of wildlife. Mountain Goats, Bison, Elk, Bear, Wolves, Coyotes, and Eagles are just a few of the numerous species that one can see during a trip. While walking through Upper Geyser Basin (the area immediately surrounding the Old Faithful Inn), we saw our only Yellowstone Bluebird. The colors of the bird were amazing, especially in such an area. It lighted on this apparently dying conifer, and the contrast between the orange needles and the hue of the bird had me scrambling for my camera. I was just glad it stayed there long enough for me to get the picture. Hope you all enjoy!

Yellowstone Bluebird

Yellowstone Bluebird

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More on Yellowstone

So as you know from a couple of previous posts, my wife and I recently traveled to Yellowstone. I have not had the chance to post much, due to a super busy summer and a recent job change, and am now getting to post more of what I have.

This is called “Crested Pool”. The colors in the water and the area around each of the pools in Yellowstone are created by bacteria, each which survive at different temperatures. This image struck me, as the water was so blue, with the oranges, whites, and browns surrounding the pool. The water is near the boiling point continuously. Anyways, there will be more to come as well. Hope you enjoy!

Crested Pool

Crested Pool

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Sunset Before the Storm

So last evening, my wife and I took a jaunt up to the Shawnee County State Fishing Lake, which is just north of Topeka, KS. There was a nice storm rolling in, but we got there in time to set up, take numerous pictures, and enjoy the beauty of the sunset. We then got to drive home in a pleasant rain, which turned into a thunderstorm just after we got home. The colors were amazing, and the weather was perfect to enjoy the evening. Hope you all enjoy half as much as we did!

DanD Shawnee State Lake Sunset 20140901

Shawnee State Lake Sunset 20140901

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