Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone is an incredibly diverse landscape and wildlife refuge. From a barren plateau at the Lower Geyser Basin to a lush green meadow with a twisted creek running through it in Hayden Valley. During the fall season statuesque cottonwoods adorned in yellow and orange leaves stand along the Lamar River in the Lamar Valley. When the quiet season of winter sets in the thermal basins are turned into a magical paradise with frost clinging to lifeless trees and steam rising hundreds of feet into the sky. On a recent trip to Yellowstone with the family we saw eight bears. Half of them with cubs, both grizzly and black bears. We also saw elk, moose, antelope, deer, bighorn sheep and wolves in the Lamar Valley. The wildlife gets most of the attention from visitors. When I'm taking landscape images people always stop and ask what kind of animal am I photographing. I just shrug my shoulders and move on.