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After this trip my new favorite animal is the bison!!  I completely fell in love with these giant lumbering creatures.  We had many amazing opportunities to be in the company of, get way too close to, observe and photograph bison in both Yellowstone and Grand Teton.  We were there during the rut and that was definitely something to witness.  Side note: don't find yourself in the middle of two rutting bulls - bad, bad idea ... we are OK though :-)!  We also saw and photographed Pronghorn, mule deer, elk, coyote, bald eagles and much more.  It was nice to concentrate on wildlife photography ... something we haven't done in way too long!

 

Yellowstone Bison

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Love the accessories :-)!
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This bull knows another is near and he is beginning to posture for dominance.
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He goes at it with his adversary!  This was where we found ourselves just slightly in the way!
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Reee-jected ... yes, he got a swift kick to the face for his advances ... poor guy :-(.
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This coyote is hunting and he got a tasty little snack for his efforts :-).
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This guy (Pronghorn) charged us ... or so it seemed.  He ran straight at us and stopped about 10 feet shy of us.  Ultimately it was another male over the ridge that got him so upset, but it definitely got our heart rates up :-)!
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Grand Teton Bison
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This is our car and this is how close they were to us ... pretty cool :-)!
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If I were to try to find words to describe Yellowstone National Park - and believe me, words will definitely escape you when you lay eyes upon this place - they would be somewhere along the lines of primordial, surreal, sublime ... especially sublime.  This place really did leave me speachless.  I haven't felt a sense of peace like this since Africa.  I didn't want to leave.  We are already planning another trip back.

 

Old Faithful

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Mud Pots
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Bison Tracks in Grand Prismatic Springs
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Patterns are everywhere in Yellowstone.
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Yellowstone Lake
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Hayden Valley and Yellowstone River
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Mammoth Hot Springs
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Artist Point
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The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
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Grand Prismatic Springs
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Lamar Valley
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gino:

Really enjoyed these images. Very very nice. Thanks for the eye candy.

Here are a few of mine if you're interested.

http://storybyphoto.com/blog/2008/06/19/yellowstonephotos/

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Quite frankly, the Grand Tetons smack you in the face with their immense grandeur!  They are simply jaw-dropping!  Of course, you know you are in for something special when you first enter the gateway of Jackson Hole.  What a pristine little mountain town.  We only had a few days there so we concentrated on the grand landscapes, old barns and wildlife the Tetons are famous for!  We will definitely be back!

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The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is very remote and wild and I have always wanted to visit it.  A wedding in Michigan provided the perfect excuse :-).  Within this peninsula lies Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.  Resting against the rough shores of Lake Superior, it is a true gem for nature lovers.  One of the highlights for us was trekking 3 miles throught the woods to emerge on an amazing beach with towering sandstone cliffs!  Its name is Chapel Beach and it was spectacular!  We took photos past sunset ... and yes we did hike the 3 miles back though the woods, in the dark, as the light of a full moon danced through the trees :-).  It was a magical experience!

 

The water's of Lake Superior were so amazingly blue!!

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Miners Castle
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Chapel Falls
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Chapel Rock
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Tracks in the sand
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There were small hints of the beginnings of fall.
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Grand Sable Dunes
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Sunrise!
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I love scenes like this!!  If we hadn't stopped to see if the meadow was worth photographing, we would have completely passed it by.  I'm so glad we didn't ... it was magical!  Made it worth getting up for sunrise :-)!
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Photos and moments captured along the way!

 

Utah

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Bear Lake, Idaho
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Idaho
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Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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Grand Teton National Park
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Someone decided to hitch a ride :-)
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Yellowstone National Park
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Buffalo Jam :-) ... seriously ... that is what they call it in the park
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A photo for you mom!  She has two westies also :-).
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Old Faithful and a little Americana
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
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Lunch in Yellowstone
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Though it may look like it, this bison is not attacking ... just moving downhill :-).
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Yes, that is hail ... a lot of it!
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Mountain Pass in Montana.  It was soooo cold up there :-).
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The prairies of North Dakota 
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Sunflowers in North Dakota
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This is our "Dare to be Different" photo :-).
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Here she is ... Salem Sue, the world's largest cow!!!  I love cows and was so excited to see this roadside oddity in North Dakota - how awesome :-)!!
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Old Barn in Wisconsin
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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The Chiricahuas, Arizona
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