Day 6! Yellowstone National Park

Some of you reading the blog will know that we were here last year on our ‘big’ tour of the USA and so loved the Park decided to comeback again to spend more time seeing the things we missed. We are not disappointed as it is just as lovely as we remembered it.

We were told it would be cold and to expect snow but here at Mammoth it is warm and there’s no snow in sight, except on the surrounding mountains, so those thick winter jackets we packed probably won’t be needed after all! Just glad I didn’t bring the snow boots I bought!!

Today we visited the Lamar Valley and Black Tail Deer Creek and stopped to take a photo of two bison crossing the road. Imagine our surprise when we turned to walk back to our car and saw a man motioning to us to get out of the way because a huge herd was making its way straight towards us. Needless to say we hurried back to the refuge of our car. There were baby bison among the herd and this makes the parents very nervous when confronted with humans and vehicles.

Bison herd that took us by surprise!

Bison herd that took us by surprise!

We were also lucky enough to see two moose or is that mooses? This was a first as we didn’t manage that last year.

Two Moose

Two Moose

Here are a few of the hundreds of photos Simon has taken of our trip around the Park today. Hope you enjoy them!

Elk

Elk

Sand in the Lamar Valley by the Yellowstone River

Sand in the Lamar Valley by the Yellowstone River

Bison enjoying a dust bath

Bison enjoying a dust bath

A flower in the Lamar Valley

A flower in the Lamar Valley

Mummy bison with babies

Mummy bison with babies

The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Sand looking out over Yellowstone

Sand looking out over Yellowstone

Another mummy bison and baby

Another mummy bison and baby

The Lamar Valley

The Lamar Valley

A yellow bellied Marmot

A yellow bellied Marmot

 

4 thoughts on “Day 6! Yellowstone National Park

  1. Oh my goodness! The photos are amazing! I of course loved the photos with Sandra in them the most! But the views are spectacular! I’m glad its warmer weather than you expected!! You never know what the weather will bring, it’s best to be prepared!

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    • Why thank you, how kind. I hate having my photo taken! Simon takes them in RAW and they always make me looker fatter than I am …………. well, that’s my thinking anyway. LOL.

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  2. Oh Si! You’ve got some beauties in those photos and not just Sandra either. There are definitely some winners – I especially love the Bison rolling in the dirt! Oh and the Mamma and her baby.

    As you well know, my dear friends, I won’t remember half of your history lessons of my country, but I DO appreciate reading all these amazing facts you are detailing!

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