Posts tagged “Mammoth Hot Springs

Sun, Snow, and Steam

I couldn’t resist- here’s another image from our visit to Mammoth Hot Springs. . .

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Mammoth Mornings

It’s been over a month since we left Yellowstone, but I still am going through my photos. Here is a shot of the chapel with an elk grazing outside.

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And below is a very early and very cold morning view of the Yellowstone Justice Center. Can you spot the elk in this photo? ūüôā

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Mammoth Morning

When I’m staying with my daughter’s family at Yellowstone in the winter, I never get tired of going out on the porch in the early morning to check the view- the snow, the sky, and any wildlife that might be there.

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Painterly effects added in Topaz Impression, textures in Photoshop


Yet another. . .

Happy Friday! Can you stand to look at yet another photo from the upper terraces at Mammoth? I hope so, because this is one of my favorite photos from the trip! I just love the combination of hot and cold, snow and steam- and the life that manages to survive in that landscape.

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Fence Fantasy

Here’s a glimpse of part of the fence¬†on the board walk at the Upper Terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs at Yellowstone National Park. ¬†I was fascinated by the frozen steam and fog (rime ice) that clung to the railings, as well as to the trees in this magical place.

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After I took the image back into Lightroom, I couldn’t leave well-enough alone- so I played with¬†color to emphasize how icy and cold it was.

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Fairyland

It was 5 below as we walked along the board walk in the Upper Terraces at Mammoth Hot Springs. ¬†Although I’d been here before, this was my first visit to the terraces in the snow. ¬†The sun shining through the icy trees and steamy mist gave the scene an ever-changing¬†magical appearance; these photos can only hint at the exquisite beauty we witnessed.

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The Visitor

20150915-MMA_2743_melinda_anderson-EditI’m used to being surrounded by elk at my daughter’s house here in Yellowstone, but yesterday we had a special visitor! It was pouring rain, but I managed to take this photo through the latticework on the back porch. Yes, he saw me, but I was very far away and using a zoom lens.¬† I chose to edit this photo in black and white, because a bison just doesn’t look right on a bright green lawn!