Yellowstone and the Grand Teton National Parks

My Uncle and Ant (Neville and Nicola) told me that they were coming from London to explore several National Parks and asked me if I wanted to join. It was an easy yes, and I was beyond excited to spend some quality family time with my relatives that are over seas. We had a blast together catching up and exploring Yellowstone National Park, and Grand Teton National Park.

It just started to sprinkle when I was taking this photo. Soon after, it was powing down and haiing. We waited in the car for the weather to die down, then we went on an amazing hike to a waterfall and hot springs. On the way back, we got poured on and hailed on; but it was definetly worth it.

It just started to rain when I took this picture, and moments later it was pouring.

¥ellostone had such beautidul hot springs and geysers. I think the best ones are worth the walk.

There were many fallen trees in Yellowstone mostly due to harsh environmental conditions. However there has been an extensive amount of reforestation. I love this HDR image of the old fallen tree with the rising new ones. I feel it captures a site that was commonly seen around the National Park.

Yellowstone's environemnt is so unique, I haven't been to another park or forest where there was so much actiity underneath the land

Morning Glory is quite an impressive site. the pool is so clear and colorful.

It was rare seeing a hot spring with anything liveing nature around it. I thought this was a unique site of flowers so close to the harsh environment.

From Yellowstone National Park we drove to Grand Teton National Park which has been said to be one of the most scenic drives in all of North America. It was! I was itching to pull the car over so frequently to take a picture.

Arriving in Grand Teton National park was a jaw dropper. I think it is one of the most beautiful National Parks I have been to yet. (It was also a great tiem fo year to be there)

This image of the Grand Tetons was taken at a place called Shwabackers. It is a 4 photograph HDR panorama. Each of those photos consists of 5 separate images that have been compiled together to create a higher dynamic range of that image. Schwabackers is a great spot to see beavers and their dams which slow the rivers flow down creating nice reflections.

I am pretty sure every time I took a glance at the Tetons, I was fortunate to see them a new way. With different lighting, with different cloud densities, height, and clarity at different points. It always caught me by surprise to see the same mountains in so many different ways, and each and every time it was unique and beautiful. What a magical place to be.

A double rainbow at sunrise. So majestic!