When you bring a camera out to Wyoming and Montana, it is very difficult to be a bad photographer. Still, I am grateful for my commercial photography background when I head out on a trip as spectacular as this one was. In full disclosure, my husband is the photographer of a couple of these images and even without a degree in photography he did an awesome job too!
I have been hanging on to these images for a while, trying to sort out which ones to share with you here at Pull of the Tides.
I settled on a group of images that showcase the spectacular, sweeping landscapes in the Greater Yellowstone region, as well as a sample of the striking moments when my husband and I came face-to-face with a few of the wild creatures who call this Big Sky paradise home.
|I keep hearing Howard Shore's soundtrack to The Two Towers here. |
Especially the part when they get to the scenes in Rohan.
It's really like this in Montana.
|Sunrise at Antelope Flats.|
|Red Devil would have loved this glade. More lupines!|
|Ground squirrel, digging up a cache?|
|Fledgling woodpecker waiting for breakfast. |
It's Mamma came right after this.
|River otter pup swimming around Trout Lake. |
We saw his mother and sibling all together.
|Mr. Bison is not to be trifled with.|
|Our naturalist guide took us to an amazing place. We spent hours just watching the landscape, and then this lovely young lady came to visit us. She was curious, and not as flighty as I would have imagined a pronghorn being.|
|Hungry black bear looking for lunch.|
|Does Montana have rainbows every night, or were we just fortunate?|
|My watercolor sketch of Mount Moran.|