The photos may convey an untamed wilderness, but that’s not really the case – at least in these spots. On the Fourth of July, hoards of people descended upon Yellowstone’s lodges, its sprawling parking lots, its shops. With our car packed full to the windows with the last items of our prolonged cross-country move, we navigated our way through the park, winding around RVs, trying to see what we could, while we were there.
I can’t begrudge the other people, who were doing something similar to what we were – though I will project negative energies at those who strolled off the walkway in places clearly labeled Sensitive Ground, Stay on the Trail. A national park is a funny thing. Wilderness preserved and displayed in this way doesn’t seem so wild. But I know it’s there – it’s just off the road. With more time and no moving duties to attend to, I’ll return.
And crowds or no, the geysers and mud pots were pretty damn cool.
Nice photos, Leah. They bring back some recent memories ; ) The steaming, bubbling, gurgling, spouting areas almost seem like another planet,eh?
beautiful clicks :) Thanks for sharing.
Wow! What a scenery! Thanks for sharing!
Just went there a year ago, the pictures are astounding.
What wonderful photos. I particularly like your line: “A national park is a funny thing. Wilderness preserved and displayed in this way doesn’t seem so wild.” – I’d never thought of it like this before but you’re right, the very fact it’s preserved makes it slightly less wild!
Nice! Photographs are amazing!
Those are some truly extraordinary pictures of a natural wonder. I am extremely envious of your travels and hope to begin some of my own soon. Keep up the fabulous posts!
Amazing ! These photographs are beautiful !
Such lovely photos! I hope to visit there some day. :)
It is beautiful and so pure. Really enjoyed watching the photo’s.
Great post! The pictures are amazing!!
Visually stunning reminders that I need to return to Yellowstone and spend more than a day and a half there. Truly magnificent.
Those pictures are amazing!
Great shots! Keep up the good work!
Beautiful!! Love Yellowstone!!
Love your photos! I’ve always wanted to visit Yellowstone National Park!
This is awesome! Yellowstone is the next National Park I want to go to!
Absolutely spectacular. Thank you for sharing your part of the world. Yellowstone is on my bucket list.
Such beautiful photography!
Breathtaking. What camera do you use?
Thanks! And nothing special, actually, just an entry-level DSLR (Canon Rebel T3).
Thanks for these! I think that great pictures show what is going through the photographer’s mind as much as what lies directly in front of the lens. In this case, crowds seemed superfluous on both sides of the camera :)
Haha, yes. Thanks for viewing!
Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for looking!
These photos look great, I didn’t know how beautiful Yellowstone is!
Yellowstone is stunning. And it is so large that you can see a diversity of landscapes. I need to get back and explore more.
these photos are amazing!