I wasn't sure how I would like this change but it has worked well. Old Faithful can be hectic during the day, but I am enjoying the tours on this side of the park. I've located several new photo spots and of course, the best places to photograph change with the weather and the seasons.
I haven't posted until now as the Internet situation in the park is slow, SLOW, SLOOOOWW. But I am having a weekend away, have faster service so, while the text will be light, I've selected a few photos to share with you. I am not putting captions, but all of them have been taken this year, most from the west side of the park but a few from trips in other parts. I especially love the weasel. I was in Hayden Valley where a grizzly and her three cubs were feeding on a carcass. But they were a long ways a way. Suddenly this little weasel appeared. I've only seen them a few times during my 5 seasons in the park, so getting a photo as well as seeing him\her during this brief appearance was a treat. People around me could not understand my excitement. Seeing a weasel is far more rare than seeing a grizzly in the park. they were intent on the griz and cubs about 300 yards away.
I am also enjoying photographing the early morning steam, the fog, the geo-thermal features and the bobby-socks trees. This has been an exceptionally wet year in Yellowstone so morning fog has been common.
Enjoy the photos. You can click on to enlarge or to view as a slide show. Hopefully I will be able to do another update before the end of the season