Snuck down to Yellowstone over the weekend, and man was it packed. There still were a ton of people milling about down there and if it hadn’t been for the rain and snow pelting me in the face, I would have swore it was the middle of summer.
The park looks awesome though and I don’t think I have seen it so green in some areas and just lush all over. The weather has been kinder to us in parts of Montana this summer and it shows.
The weather was pretty spotty with some disturbances moving through that did bring some undesirable weather for photography, but sometimes you have to make the best of it.
Lowers Falls/©Jason Savage
With all the weather the wildlife was moving around a lot and photo ops were superb. Mammoth hot springs area was teaming with elk and big bulls in the rut. This was quite a show as frantic rangers tried to block off the areas where the elk were congregating. Only problem was the elk decided to move frequently and without notice. Combine that with massive amounts of tourists and the Park Rangers had their work cut out for them.
If you want to see irratic behaviour of the bull elk during this time of year check out the park’s website where there is tourist videos of a few cars being rammed. Crazy stuff. Check it out here.
That’s all for now. I will have some trips coming up in a couple weeks and in the meantime, hope to get back to blog more frequently.