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Shadera
06-10-2012, 11:22 PM
Just got back from a week at Yellowstone, and wanted to share a few pictures. All taken with my crappy 4 year old point and shoot Canon. No edits other than to crop and resize.

Mother Nature is pretty freaking amazing. And dangerous, too.

WebSlave
06-10-2012, 11:35 PM
Been wanting to see that myself, but would be my luck that the day I got out there would be the day this giant volcano decides to blow it's cork...

Shadera
06-11-2012, 10:59 AM
There were times where it definitely was a bit unnerving, but I figure if it did go off, at least I wouldn't know it.

I hope that bad boy continues to slumber.

Lucille
06-11-2012, 11:40 AM
Those are beautiful pictures.:thumbsup:

Focal
06-11-2012, 12:20 PM
Nice pics. Last time I was at Yellowstone, I was a little kid. I remember being in our car and having it shook by a big bear.

WebSlave
06-11-2012, 02:47 PM
Nice pics. Last time I was at Yellowstone, I was a little kid. I remember being in our car and having it shook by a big bear.

Hmm, well I guess that's a reason for me NOT to go to Yellowstone. I doubt the park rules allow for shooting a bear for scratching your vette's paint job....

Shadera
06-11-2012, 04:32 PM
The only thing that will get close to your car is bison and maybe elk. The grizzlies we saw were incredibly human-shy, and the rangers are continually working to keep it that way.

Had one ornery bison bull eyeball our crv. I'm sure you've seen that old crazy cow rolling eyes thing, it was kinda like that. I didn't stick around to see what he'd do.

Only thing that touched our car were a couple of rude folks who thought it would apparently be hilarious to write "wash me" in the pollen on our tailgate, and one incredibly artistic person who stopped and took the time to draw a smiley face and middle finger in the snow on the hood. Next time, I'm going in the off season, when the *real* animals are gone.

WebSlave
06-11-2012, 05:31 PM
Snow on your hood? In June? :ack2:

Shadera
06-11-2012, 08:54 PM
Just a little bit. What we like to call suntannin' weather out here. :D

Here's a few more pictures.

Algae growing in the runoff from whirligig geyser
Geyserite rock with algae
a raven friend at West Yellowstone
Looking down the valley near Mammoth Hot Springs

LauraB
06-12-2012, 07:09 PM
Those are gorgeous! I've always had a special fondness for the upper geyser area and Mammoth Hot Springs. I'd be on a plane right now if I could, lol.

Thanks for sharing, Shadera, I know you had a great time :)

AbsoluteApril
06-15-2012, 07:39 PM
gorgeous pics!! thanks for posting them!
I've always wanted to go there