More From Yellowstone

When the temperatures begin to drop the steam around the geysers and pools increases making for some very cool photography. With that in mind we headed to West Thumb first thing in the morning. I headed to Black Pool to photograph but there was too much steam so, I continued around the boardwalk to Seismograph Pool where I could get into position to photograph the steam rising. As I took one extra step back and a plume of steam billowed I saw an awesome steambow. I attached my fisheye to capture the full circle of the steambow…

Fall is a great time to visit Yellowstone as the animals all have full, thick coats and look so healthy. We had the opportunity to work a few coyotes mousing in the yellow grasses…

We decided to head home through the Tetons and with overcast skies it was perfect mammal light. Luck was with us when we spotted a couple of Pronghorn off the side of the road. When I stopped to work them, the would look up for a minute and then go back to grazing unfazed by my presence…

With such a cooperative subject, I worked around until I could get the distant blue mountains as a backdrop…

Luck was with us as we came across four bull elk and two mule deer bucks with their small harems in a field. They simply watched as I approached them with camera in hand. I managed to work them for a bit before they moved off…

All in all is was a productive couple of days and I am looking forward to sharing this special place next fall when Excellent Photo Adventures heads to Yellowstone for the fall rut Sept 25-29, 2011. for more information or to sign up give me a call.

Images created with Nikon D3X, AF 16mm Fisheye, Nikon D3S, AF-S 200-400mm VR II, TC-17E II on Leaxr Digital Media