Yellowstone Pictures: A Photo Essay

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I have so much material on Yellowstone National Park, I almost wasn’t sure how to narrow it down to just four articles for this month. There’s so much I want to write about, like camping and lodging options in Yellowstone, and visiting Old Faithful and all the main attractions.

But for now, I thought I’d follow-up my 9 Things You Didn’t Know About Yellowstone with a broad photo essay showing the various sides of the park. Enjoy some of the images I captured, and check out more on the Quirky Travel Guy Flickr.

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The Roosevelt Arch at the north entrance in Gardiner, Montana.


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You wouldn't want to accidentally wander into a scalding hot spring.


hot springs yellowstone

The west side of the park has a large number of hot spots.


animal yellowstone hill

I wasn't sure what this animal was, but I'm going with "female elk." Anyone?


bison cross road yellowstone

The bison cross the road whenever they damn well please and you'd better be prepared to wait it out.


bison friend yellowstone

You can get up close and friendly with them.


buffalo adult and baby

Aww, baby bison!


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This guy was approaching too close. I was secretly hoping the bison would charge him.


yellowstone forest

The forest, my favorite part of Yellowstone.


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The lake. Not my favorite part.


old faithful onlookers

Tourists await the eruption of Old Faithful.


old faithful geyser

And there it goes.


squirrel yellowstone

I unwittingly cornered this squirrel on a log.


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Families watch bison and wolves in the distance.


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A grizzly bear walks along a hillside near Mt. Washburn. This was exciting to see!


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The spectacular Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

Quirky Attraction: Touchstone Wildlife and Art Museum

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  1. Nice job with the photos. I know what you mean about there being so much to write about Yellowstone. It’s incredible how many different and interesting attractions there are. I’ve been lucky enough to go there a few times and would go back in a heartbeat. I’ve seen bison before, but I don’t think I ever saw a baby — adorable.

  2. I can’t stand it either when people start to approach wild animals while they know they shouldnt. Sometimes I also find myself hoping they would attack, it seems to be the only way people will learn to keep there distance. Would love to see bisons in the wild myself one day, they really are huge.

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