Storm over the Badlands

Storm over the Badlands

Storm over the Badlands  While discovering the back roads, that’s gravel roads, southwest of Badlands NP,  I captured this image on a quick stop; making a simple click.  Why the PCE lens?  Because, it was the lens on the camera at the time.  Although it’s not really needed for this image, it was a new lens to me at the time and like many photogs, I over used the lens.

Yellowstone’s Gibbon Falls

Yellowstone's Gibbon Falls

Yellowstone’s Gibbon Falls  Yes, I’m back on my Yellowstone kick today.  Gibbon Falls lies along on the Gibbon River about halfway between Norris Geyser Basin and Madison Junction.  The falls tumble about 80 feet in a gradual descent.  Although parking area near the top of the falls which provides a great viewpoint, a hike to the base of the falls for a nicer image from the viewing area is virtually impossible.

Yellowstone Hot Spring

Yellowstone Hot Spring

Yellowstone Hot Spring  Well yes, another Yellowstone image; just can’t help myself.  it’s one of my favorite places to visit.  Hot springs are the most common hydrothermal feature in Yellowstone.  The bright colors found in Yellowstone’s hydrothermal basins come from thermophiles; microorganisms that thrive in hot temperatures. Trillions of microorganisms grouped together appear as masses of color.  Different types of thermophiles live at different temperatures within a hot spring providing distinct gradations of living, vibrant colors.