^^we stopped by a lake to get a snack...just showing how tall the trees are^^
Bison!! Our first encounter with wildlife! This guy was just chowing down by the road.
^^just to show how close we got. I realize it probably wasn't the best idea to get this close, but we were only there for a quick minute and went straight back to the car. ^^
these were taken from the car. just probably 15 feet away.
Pulled over to see the mud volcanoes
we could smell the sulfur from the road!
Jeremy took some videos on his phone through out the trip which you can get a better idea of the place
except for the smell
(i may post videos later)
hot springs NOT for swimming
Grand Canyon of Yellowstone
really glad we brought the binoculars!
came across a meadow
and jeremy told me to go frolic
Elk! We noticed a bunch of cars stopped and figured it was some sort of wildlife. We had stopped and looked at some elk earlier in the day, but they were a little far off and since i don't really have the best zoom on my camera (it pretty much only zooms in to like what you see outside the camera...but has a good zoom out, which was great to capture some of the larger things) So the distance you see her is about how close i got. Again, it was probably too close, but i wanted a picture! And i wasn't the only one...i was kinda hiding behind a tree.
there were some females and babies off in the distance on the left.
next up: Old Faithful, geysers, hot springs, and a hike.