Did a little hiking in the snow today and for about a half hour we had total whiteout conditions.
fog in the tall pines
The snow was melting and rain ws coming down and the fog hung below the bows in the tall pines.
The Rock house is an approximately 25'x30' tunnel carved out of the Black hand sandstone by water. The cave was used for shelter in pre colonial times and even has a some troughs carved in the floor to collect water as it drips from the rock.
Cedar Falls in the fog
The path ahead
A seasonal waterfall in Hocking Hills state park Ohio
detail shot of a giant overflow pipe on the old dam near Grigs reservoir
Under the bridges
Two old railroad bridges in downtown Columbus Ohio shot from beneath them.
A bull Elk watching a cow
I found this male Elk towards the end of the day on the Madison river in Yellowstone national park. He had been eating some grass but his attention soon shifted too the female Elk across the river.
A Wolf in the mist
On my last morning in Yellowstone I got up really early and went to a location I had scouted the day before. It was a very foggy morning and I was hoping for some bison in the fog. Much to my surprise I did not find any Bison but soon I knew why as this lone Wolf emerged out of the fog.
I spent quite a bit of time watching this Red fox family in the spring of 2015. On this particular evening mom had returned from a long hunt and the kits were very excited to see her.
A cold stare
Early one late fall morning in Yellowstone I found this bull Bison enjoying a little breakfast completely covered in frost.
Lower Yellowstone falls
Yellowstone lower falls is approximately 308 feet tall and is nearly twice as high as Niagara falls. This is the view from approximately half way down the canyon as viewed from Uncle Tom's Trail.
I was only able to spend a short period of time at Tower Falls. looking forward to returning in the spring and really exploring this area.
Sunrise on the Grand Tetons
I made a point to get down to the Tetons on a recent trip to the west. the sunrise as viewed from this location was one of the most beautiful things I have yet to witness.
Sunset on Cottonwood Creek
My last night in the Grand Teton National park I was teated to this beautifully colored sunset.
A quick break from play to show mom some love
One of the Cross Red Fox kits taking a moment to give mom a little attention as she keeps watch over the area protecting her kits.
Sunrise at the Moulton barn
The Iconic Moulton barn is probably one of the most photographed barns in the united states.
Making a splash
This bull moose was crossing the Gros Ventre River with his five cows in mid September. The cows all crossed before him and made very little noise nor did they splash about much in the water. However when this Bull moved into the water he made sure that everyone knew he was there splashing about and putting on a show.
On my last morning in the Tetons I was waiting on some Moose to make their way down to the Snake River. While I was waiting the sun began to rise behind them and slowly fill the valley with light. I made the cottonwood trees really pop and illuminated the ridges of the ledges in the valley. All while this Moose Cow grazed in the sage brush with a bull somewhere just out of sight.
Tree bark dinner
This very cooperative Beaver in the Grand Tetons stopped for a few minutes to munch on this tree branch. He was pulling off strips of bark and munching away on them very contently.
Cart of Sorgum
This picture was taken at Slate Run Historical farm in Central Ohio. It was right around harvest time and this cart was sitting in the barn just in the light. The colors immediately caught my attention.
While out hiking one evening towards the end of the evening I came across these shallow puddles in the pavement.
A mother and her foal
This mother and her foal were part of a small herd of Zebra that resided near our camp in South Africa.
Seeking some shade
This pair of Zebra were seeking shade under an acacia tree on a windy summer day in South Africa.
The quiet before the Dawn
The only two sounds I heard on this morning were the wind blowing and the Great Horned Owls hooting in the valley's below me
I did not expect to see bighorn Sheep in the Badlands, and I was taken off guard by these guys. I had to quickly get my gear out and set up before the sheep dashed down into the valley below me.
The colors and contrast of the landscape at sunrise and sunset were amazing. I loved the cool color of the rocks and the warmth of the cloud still gathering light from the setting sun.
Moon on the Horizon
One of the things I really like about the Badlands was the 360 degree landscape views. It seemed every where you looked there was another interesting sight.
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