Yellowstone-Lamar Valley

We headed into the Lamar Valley early today and saw herds of elk and bison as we drove the road towards Cook City.  Towards the end of the road, we found a cow moose grazing in the stream.  The setting was loverly and while most folks only like to photograph the big bulls with their antlers, I liked the setting and she was a healthy gal.

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There is a section on the Lamar River where the snow builds up on the rocks forming snow pillows and when the light is right the shadow and light playing on the snow pillows creates sensuous lines and forms.

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Images captured with Nikon D3, AF-S 200-400mm on Lexar Digital Media