the worlds first national park
At the end of August 2016 I flew into Jackson Hole Airport in Wyoming to photograph Yellowstone National Park for 7x days. The first 2x days I spent at the neighbouring Grand Teton National Park but unfortunately it rained for 3/4 of my time there so my photography time was limited. The clouds eventually cleared and for my first 4x nights I booked to stay at the Roosevelt Log Cabins towards the north of the park. On my way from Jackson Hole to the cabins I was lucky enough to photograph a grizzly bear and some Elk out in Hayden Valley which is one of the parks prime viewing spots for wildlife. I arrived towards the north of Yellowstone at around 10pm and settled in to my wood burner heated cabin. The following morning I went on a bit of a waterfall photography mission and shot Yellowstone Falls, Mystic Falls, Firehole Falls & Undine Falls throughout the day. The best thing about being based in the mountainous northern part of Yellowstone was that the roads are shrouded in mist throughout the morning which was great for shooting the forested areas around Tower Junction. After spending my next couple of days circulating Yellowstone and shooting large landscapes of Old Faithful and smaller abstract pictures of the many geothermal geysers scattered around the park I would then head back to the Roosevelt area and spend my evenings driving through Lamar Valley photographing the bison as they grazed around. For the last 2x nights in Yellowstone I stayed at the Yellowstone Lake Cabins & concentrated on capturing the smaller details that the park offers including colourful abstract shots of the bubbling geothermal pools.