Tall Tales From The Field

Images in from the cold. Winters past.

Many of you just endured a pretty harsh winter. It was way too cold to go outside. But, if you have a sense of adventure, a good down vest, winter boots, lots of fresh batteries, photographing winter can produce some memorable images.

Yellowstone bison get some relief from the warm steam from nearby hot springs.

Yellowstone bison get some relief from the warm steam of hot springs.

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It was 15 below zero (F) when I took this shot in Yellowstone. Looks like these coyotes could use another coat.

Coyote in Cold

Fresh snow blankets the hoodoos at Bryce Canyon.

Fresh snow blankets the hoodoos at Bryce Canyon.

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Even water falling will freeze when cold enough. Fairy Falls, Yellowstone NP

FROSTED TRESS

Steam from nearby hot springs freeze to trees instantly at Yellowstone NP

 

SNOWY MERCED RIVER

Yosemite’s snow-drenched Merced River.

It was 5 degrees at The Grand Canyon when I quickly took this shot.

It was 5 degrees at The Grand Canyon when I quickly took this shot.

Brutal Eastern Sierra Winterscape in California

Brutal Eastern Sierra Winterscape in California

Quiet winter scene at Sequoia National Park

Quiet winter scene at Sequoia National Park

An erupting geyser produces plumes of steam that form a pattern.

A geyser produces patterned cloud formations.

A Zion winter night.

A Zion winter night.

A Zion winter day.

A Zion winter day.

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Stuck in the snow at Zion National Park

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Stuck in the snow at Yellowstone National Park.

The winter sun fights to get shine through steam and fog at a frigid Yellowstone.

The winter sun fights to shine through steam and fog at a frigid Yellowstone.

Hot water from a nearby geyser penetrates the winter scene at Yellowstone

Hot water from a nearby geyser penetrates the winter scene at Yellowstone

Fresh snow provides icing on this gingerbread landscape in Southern Utah

Fresh snow provides icing on this gingerbread landscape in Southern Utah

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Giant Sequoias gets a fresh coat of snow.

DEAD TREES ALIVE

Winter can look pretty bleak.

Twisted Coyote

This coyote embraces the snow.

The snow is embracing the bison in this shot.

The snow  embraces the bison.

Some humans will embrace winter.

Some humans will embrace winter.

A frozen lower Yosemite Falls

A frozen lower Yosemite Falls

A foot of fresh snow on Yosemite Valley.

A foot of fresh snow at Yosemite Valley.

Steam and sun produce a tied-dyed look to winter

A tie-dyed look to winter

A late afternoon sun will produce shadows from nearby pine trees that resemble a barcode.

A late afternoon sun will produce shadows from nearby pine trees.

Didn't quite take the shortest way between two points.

Didn’t quite take the shortest line between two points.

 

Lifeless cottonwoods provide a contrast to an Idaho winter pasture.

Lifeless cottonwoods provide a contrast to an Idaho winter pasture.

Fire and Ice.

Fire and Ice.

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7 responses

  1. Brilliant set of photo’s!

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    April 25, 2014 at 11:53 AM

  2. Wonderful series!

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    April 25, 2014 at 12:36 PM

  3. Alyn Mcconnaha

    I was out shooting a few months ago and didn’t realize it was 41 degrees below zero here in Indiana. In Alaska several years ago, a group of us camped out when it was 61 degrees below……SISSY !! Alyn McConnaha alyn1477@mymetronet.net

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    April 25, 2014 at 1:21 PM

    • I can’t imagine camping in minus 61. Hopefully it wasn’t windy. I notice when out in minus temps, you need to carry spare batteries and store them in something down.

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      April 25, 2014 at 4:50 PM

  4. Soo beautiful, Michael!

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    April 28, 2014 at 3:50 PM

  5. Wow 🙂

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    August 9, 2015 at 1:40 PM

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