Thankful Thursday – Yellowstone National Park
I am thankful for many things, but today I am expressing my thanks to my partner, Martin Phillips, for convincing me to go with him to Yellowstone National Park in the winter for a winter photo workshop.
I don't like being cold – so the last place I wanted to go in the middle of an Ohio winter was to somewhere that promised to be even colder. But I managed to buy some wonderful warm clothes to wear, including Nike "thermal underwear" which was unbelievably warm, a few pairs of gloves, but I ended up borrowing a pair of warm gloves from a fellow photographer who I met on the trip, great warm insulated boots from Khombu (similar to Sorel), an insulated ski-type jumper, and my down coat. And to top it off, I wore hand warmers on my hands and feet – and those were fabulous! As you can see, I look like an Eskimo (or the Michelin man).
Yellowstone was in the 20s the week we were there, and it was snowing and windy. But I was dressed warm, and really did enjoy myself. I was able to capture a few good photos, despite the weather and my camera lens breaking (the zoom stopped zooming near the end).
Here are a few pictures that I took of a coyote who was pacing back and forth along the shore of a river, apparently trying to decide how to get to the dead elk on the other side. He then decided to chance it and swim across the river to get a few bites in of the elk.
What a wonderful opportunity. If you ever get the chance to go to Yellowstone in the winter, I'd say do it! I don't regret it, and I'm happy and thankful not only that I went but that I was able to enjoy it and come back with some good photos….which I will be sharing here from time to time.
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