Monday, January 9, 2012

Trip to Yellowstone

Hi, this is Bill, Linda's DH. Linda was nice enough to let me go on a three day dawn to dusk photo trip to Yellowstone Park and she asked me to share some of my photos.


The view north from Blacktail Plateau towards Electric Peak.


I have always hoped to find otters, but have not had much luck recently. This time, however, I hiked off the road towards the Lamar River and was lucky enough to be in the right place. The otters had traveled under the ice to this small patch of open water and were quite willing to let me watch their antics.


Wherever otters, go, there is always a slip-n-slide.


This bull elk #10. He is taking a rest after the rut in the Mammoth area of Yellowstone National Park.



I stopped to watch some bison and while I was shooting pictures, the park rangers darted one to get scientific data. They were stampeding up the hill when I took this shot.

I hope you enjoyed these photos. Linda will be back Wednesday with a brand new post so see you then!

Bill

33 comments:

Patti Willey said...

Great shots! Looks like you were rewarded with much to photograph! You can interrupt this blog anytime! I'm quite far from Yellowstone and enjoyed your pictures.

Nelda said...

I love your pics, especially elk #10. Thanks for sharing!

Terrie said...

I always so enjoy your vacation photos. I am living in Indiana so, would probably never see alot of the places you go. Thanks for sharing.

Crafting Katie said...

Great photos, Bill! I was in Yellowstone this summer, and it was so gorgeous! It's fun to see it now in the snow!

Brenda said...

Stunning pics Bill! I love seeing the wild life and your pics are just so beautiful!! Thanks to Linda for having you share them with us. I hope you share more in the future!

Gina (scrapinmom66) said...

Om my gosh! These pictures are unbelievable! Thanks for sharing!

tndj said...

what beuatiful photos. Love the pictures. You took some fabulous shots. TFS

Kate said...

Such incredible photos! How I would like to take such a trip as well! Thanks so much for sharing your pictures, Bill. (And thanks, Linda, for allowing him to do so!)

Irish Eyes said...

Wow! Absolutely breathtaking. Thank you so much for sharing.

Marilyn said...

Thank you for sharing these! We have been there twice, but always in the summer, would love to see Yellowstone at another time of year...winter looks fascinating! Thank you!

Cindy in Upland said...

Such amazing pics! I lived in Great Falls as a grade school child...we took many trips to Yellowstone and Glacier, as I have now with my husband and children. I miss the "Big Sky" country that you are lucky enough to live in. So beautiful up there!

Cindy in Upland

Craft Me This said...

Awesome Photo shoot.

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Those are some breathtaking photos, Bill! Thanks so much for sharing.

Joy said...

Your pictures are just beautiful. I especially like the elk. I am so glad Linda let you share them with us!

Barbara A. said...

One word Bill....breathtaking! Thanks Linda for letting Bill share his photos with us all!

Luv 2 Create said...

Great photos of your trip Bill. Very nice to meet you. We love Linda, and are so glad to meet her better half. Amazing shots, never have been there in the winter. Makes me want to go now though.
Thanks for being so kind and sharing with us.
Marcie

MizMaryAnn said...

Stunning photography Bill. How lucky you were to find the otters playing in the snow.

Renee said...

Absolutely breathtaking... the photography and the scenery!
Renee,
rrittercarp@aol.com

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What beautiful photos. So crisp and clear that you feel like you are there. TFS

Jodie R said...

Awesome pics! I haven't been in the Yellowstone area in years, but I remember the bison! That is one of my fondest memories. those otters are adorable too! Thanks for sharing these amazing photos.

Ruth said...

awesome!! beautiful snow pictures! thanks for sharing them with us!

iluvmybugs said...

Beautiful pics!!! Been to Yellowstone (but not in the Winter...not crazy about snow or cold weather LOL!) Thanks for sharing!

Happy New Year to you and Linda!!
~Terry~

Lysa said...

Love your pics, you are blessed to be able to see all this lovely nature. Living in central NJ all I seem to see anymore is the nature of people. Thanks for sharing all the pics. I just love the playful otters.

debby said...

What a treat! I hope Linda is scrapbooking your photos Bill.

Debby said...

Wow, GREAT pics Bill!! Can you share your camera and settings? I
recently got a new camera and two lenses and I'm desperately trying to learn. These photos are wonderful!

TYJ419 said...

Thanks Linda for allowing Bill to post this pics. They are beautiful!! Great job Bill!

I hope to one day visit Yellowstone National Park

Sandra said...

I loved your pics. They were beautiful. I love nature shots.

TFS,
Sandra

Angela W. said...

Wow! Love the pictures,we were there this past summer it was beautiful. I think it is so cool how the animals are just sitting on the side of the road and they are not bothered by cars passing. Thank you for sharing.

Linda Kaiser said...

Thanks everyone for your nice comments!

Debby here is your answer from Bill:

Thanks everyone for the great comments. I used a variety of settings for the pictures, but here are the basics.

Camera- Canon 7D
Lens- Canon 100-400L IS
Aperture- f14
Shutter speed 1/800
ISO 640

I shoot most of them in aperture priority (Av) setting on the dial. I then set my aperture to f8 or higher. The higher numbers make the picture sharper, but also make the shutter speed slower. If the shutter speed gets slower, the photo gets blurry unless I use a tripod.

I used a tripod for most photos, except the mountain photo, where I sat inside my pickup because the wind was blowing 30 mph.

Thanks for looking at my photos and remember, when in doubt, keep shooting. (especially when there is good light!) :)

Nadia (With Glittering Eyes blog) said...

Stunningly beautiful photos! You get the Gold Star Husband Award for (1)being aware of your wife's blog and how to get to it, (2)knowing how to post, and (3)actually posting your photos!

I might have to send you my husband's phone number so you clue him in!

Thank you for sharing your amazing shots with us!

Mimi said...

Thank you Bill for sharing! I work full time and hardly get any time to travel and if I do it's close to home. I love all the pictures! Thank you.

mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

KTbirdiegirl said...

Bill, these are beautiful photographs! Our family is hoping to travel to Yellowstone in the near future. Of course, it would be a summer trip so I definitely enjoyed seeing the winter scenes. Thank you so much for posting. Happy adventures.
Kathryn

Anonymous said...

As a fellow photographer all I can say is wow. Very nice photos Bill.
Thanks for sharing.
DMcardmaker

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