Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

It's a wonderland. Old Faithful and the majority of the world's geysers are preserved here. They are the main reason the park was established in 1872 as America's first national park an idea that spread worldwide. A mountain wildland, home to grizzly bears, wolves, and herds of bison and elk, the park is the core of one of the last, nearly intact, natural ecosystems in the Earth s temperate zone.

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Yellowstone National Park

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Tourism to Yellowstone creates $647.1 million in economic benefits; Report shows visitor spending supports 7,089 jobs in local economy

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 4.1 million visitors to Yellowstone in 2018 spent $512.6 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 7,089 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $647.1 million.

Weather-permitting, Dunraven Pass to open Friday, May 24

Tower Fall to Canyon Junction (Dunraven Pass) will open Friday, May 24, at 8 a.m., weather dependent.

Visiting Yellowstone National Park this summer? Come prepared. Take the pledge. Protect the park.

If you plan to travel to Yellowstone National Park this summer, come prepared so you can protect yourself and this wild and awe-inspiring place.

Yellowstone National Park Photos

lesser scaup

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lesser scaup

Trout Lake - Yellowstone National Park

Lamar Valley pronghorn

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Lamar Valley pronghorn

Yellowstone National Park

bighorn on the road

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bighorn on the road

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The Forest Was Dead, the Land Was Not

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The Forest Was Dead, the Land Was Not

A moose cow walks through a dead forest at Yellowstone National Park. I find that pictures don't properly convey just how large these creatures are. In this case I was standing at my car beside the road but in the Tetons I sometimes met them on the trails, I never had any close calls but the big bulls during the fall rut certainly demand your attention. I'm thankful for each time we met, it was always a special treat.

Moonset over Mammoth Hot Springs

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Moonset over Mammoth Hot Springs

NPS / Jacob W. Frank

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Lewis Lake

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Lewis Lake

Der Lewis Lake befindet sich im Yellowstone National Park in Amerika.

Yellowstone Lake

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Yellowstone Lake

Der zugefrorene Yellowstone Lake im Mai, sehr schön zu betrachten und im Hintergrund kann man wunderbar die Rocky Mountains betrachten

Schlamm Kessel

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Schlamm Kessel

Einer der vielen Geysire im Yellowstone National Park in Amerika.

Looking large

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Looking large

This has to be one of the biggest Cinnamon Black Bear we have ever seen. He looked very healthy and was such a beautiful color.

Go The Distance

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Go The Distance

People walk along the boardwalk of Midway Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park.

Unexpected Delight

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Unexpected Delight

On my first trips to Yellowstone I knew I'd love the animals but I was surprised by how much I came to love the hot springs. It was this little part of Mammoth Hot Springs, taken from the Beaver Ponds Trail, that not only spurred on a desire to photograph the springs but to look for what I call little landscapes but are more commonly called intimate landscapes, small scenes inside of larger ones. Thankfully on my first visit I photographed it both in the evening light and in the soft diffuse light after the sun dropped behind the hills (shown here), as when I went back in later years the mineral deposits had changed and this spot lost its color.

Yellowstone was a long drive from Portland so I only went every handful of years, it's further away now and there's so much of the Southwest I want to explore that I'm not sure when I'll go back, but I'll always treasure each of my visits there, I've never been anyplace like it. I used to tease myself that I should visit once and only bring a macro lens and take nothing but close-ups of all the things I could never see at home but of course with so much wildlife on display I never did it.

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

The geysers, buffalo, wolves and weather seem to get most of the glory. I'm kind of partial to the Yellowstone River area, with its waterfalls and colorful canyon.

Unfortunately, so are tour operators, which means places like Artist Point are often teeming with people. On this day however, the clouds and threat of late Spring storms kept the masses at bay, so I was able to take a little more time looking around and setting up my shots.

Interestingly enough, the rationale behind the name Artist Point turned out to be false. F. Jay Haynes, the official photographer and concessionaire at Yellowstone National Park named the point in 1883, believing that it was the spot from which Thomas Moran made sketches to paint his grand painting (now hanging in the Smithsonian American Art Museum) in 1872. However, on a return trip to Yellowstone, Moran pointed out that he'd actually done his work from the North Rim of the Canyon. The name stuck, nonetheless.

Black Bear Cubs Playing.jpg

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Black Bear Cubs Playing.jpg

Mother and Child.jpg

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Practice run

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Practice run

A Pronghorn Antelope doe takes one of her day old twin fawns for a run after cleaning up and nursing it.

Lower Falls 2011-06 06 HDR

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Lower Falls 2011-06 06 HDR

Yellowstone National Park, at Canyon Village, near Gardner, Montana, June 30, 2011

The Old Faithfull - Der Ausbruch - Zentrum

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The Old Faithfull - Der Ausbruch - Zentrum

Old Faithful (der alte Getreue) ist einer der bekanntesten Geysire der Erde. Er ist ein düsenförmiger Geysir und befindet sich im oberen Geysir-Becken des Yellowstone-Nationalparks im Bundesstaat Wyoming (USA). Offiziell hatten ihn Mitglieder der Washburn-Langford-Doane-Expedition 1870 als erste Weiße entdeckt. Nach zwei Tagen der Beobachtung gab Henry D. Washburn dem Geysir seinen Namen, da seine Eruptionen häufig und regelmäßig auftraten. Seit seiner Entdeckung ist er über eine Million Mal ausgebrochen.

Old Faithful befindet sich in einer Höhe von 2240 m über dem Meeresspiegel.

Unbalanced

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Unbalanced

One of these American bison calves was enjoying playtime more than the other.

Prairie Dog

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Prairie Dog

Prairie Dog on the lookout