Saturday, January 28, 2012

Yellowstone Winter

Yellowstone National Park during the winter season is magical.  Snow and ice take over the roads and trails;  visitation is limited to guided access in and out.  The thermal features provide warmth for the park's animals and steam billows high in the cold air.  These photos were taken January 14-15.  My thanks to John of Yellowstone Alpen Guides  in West Yellowstone who provided a wonderful private tour of the Lower Loop in search of the elusive river otters and wolves.

 The "Cygnet", a 1952 Bombadier 

Beaver feeding on Otter Creek

Taking Shelter from the Wind
                                                          Heart Spring

                                                   Sharing the Road


                                                Sunset at Snow Lodge

Yellowstone Falls