Yellowstone Wildlife, Human Edition
Yellowstone is a zoo without fences. People treat it like a zoo too. They’re crazy here. They’ll walk right up to a buffalo almost, assuming it’s tame, gentle, pet-able. Insanity indeed. Here’s what we saw.
Tai Chi photography and a gent posing.
Steep stairs … perfect for a game of tag, right kids?
Only use paved pull-offs … unless you think you may get to see a bear.
Bummed he didn’t see a bear but (unknowingly) happy that I refrained from lighting his abandoned car on fire.
Getting out of the car to stroll around is probably a good habit to get into.
We followed this drifter for a number of miles. At one point, he was entirely in the left lane and Lisa had to beep to get him to notice on-coming traffic.
Just sendin’ some texts … wearing a moose-inspired hat.
Elk photography right outside Mammoth, WY.
iPad camera sighting at Mammoth Hot Springs!
Bear spray … never explore the parking lots of Yellowstone without it. Guy in red has a slick holster for his.
Tripod, serious photographic discussions.
Another child lost to parents overwhelmed by wildlife … photography.
Look, an elk!
Crazy lens, flash, tripod. These pictures will end up on Facebook for sure.
Existence of roadside wildlife negates all normal traffic laws, curtesy.
White van slowed down to allow somebody to exit their spot and blue car swooped around him for the steal.
Lisa takes a pic along with a woman and her iPad.
Sometimes it’s tough to find the impact of man on the natural environment.
About an hour before Ol’ Faithful is scheduled to erupt.
Ol’ Faithful is about to erupt again.
Cameras poised … the eruption would begin 15 mintes after I snapped this.
iPad camera poised … the eruption would begin 14 minutes after I snapped this one.
One more poised pic … 13 minutes ’til liftoff.
What we were all waiting for.
6 seconds after the climax and people are already in exodus mode. Nobody watches the last few spurts.
Let’s take the same picture!
This is a family vacation, let’s all take this picture as a family.
Last iPad pic, I promise. Honestly, a little Angry Birds would make the Ol’ Faithful wait a little more enjoyable.