Category Archives: Yellowstone National Park

A surprise at Mammoth Hot Springs – Yellowstone

Young bull elk

07.12.2017

I very much enjoyed my visit at Yellowstone National Park. It’s a place everyone should have on their bucket list. I captured this young bull elk at Mammoth Hot Springs. He was just laying there, looking at all of us, and occasionally scratching an itch. lol

I’m working through all the photos. I took quite a few! It was certainly a great adventure spending the day at Yellowstone. Make plans to visit soon!

~ melissa michelle

Better in 2016!

Just a quick note for you . . . . . I read an email from a photography website where I post photos for contests and critiques. It said I ranked in the top 20% of the most popular photographers on the site! I’m pretty stoked about that! But I want to be better than the top 20% – my goal this year is top 5% . . . . I know I can do it!

Yesterday I purchased a new filter to help with taking long exposure photos (like the ones of water falls). Photography is not a cheap hobby but it is a lot of fun, especially when I get to share great photos with you.

I will share some new photos with you next week! I’m pretty excited. But for now, here are my two most popular photos from last year:

Coyote mid-jump, second attempt to pounce on prey

Coyote mid-jump, second attempt to pounce on prey – photographed in Yellowstone National Park

Brandywine Falls

Brandywine Falls

Enjoy the weekend. Have some fun. Live life to the fullest!

~ melissa michelle

 

Yellowstone National Park – bison & hawk photos

Up close & personal

Up close & personal

Bison calf

Bison calf

Hawk

Hawk

05.21.2015

Here are more photos from Yellowstone. The bison were on the road so that’s why it’s such a close up photo. Of course we stayed in the truck!

I thought the calf was cute. In an earlier photo I took the calf was nursing but the photo did not come out well at all.

The hawk was kind of cool to capture. I photographed it taking off from that branch but those two photos didn’t come out clear at all. I still need to practice!

But I’m still excited I got the photos that did turn out well! I have been so blessed to be able to travel and see all the cool things I’ve been able to photographed.

~ melissa michelle

Yellowstone National Park – Coyote photos

Coyote in mid-jump after prey

Coyote in mid-jump after prey

Coyote mid-jump, second attempt to pounce on prey

Coyote mid-jump, second attempt to pounce on prey

Coyote realizing it got away

Coyote realizing it got away

05.18.2015

I spent last week traveling to the mid-west and was able to spend a day at Yellowstone, arriving at the east entrance around 6am when the animals were pretty active and in view. It felt like we had the place to ourselves since there was very little traffic until the afternoon.

The photos of the coyote are my favorite from the day. I photographed other animals that I’ll post in the coming days.

I shot these photos from the backseat of the truck, passenger side, shooting across the driver’s side with a borrowed lens (thank you so much Linda!). All day I was hoping to spot an animal before anyone else in the truck. I spotted this coyote first (so proud of myself). We soon saw that something on the ground had caught his attention. So I kept the lens focused on him, waiting for some action. As you can see, I got action!

I could not decide which one I enjoyed the most. Feel free to leave a comment to let me know which one you enjoy.

Folks, if you ever get a chance to see a National Park or to travel through this beautiful country, take the time to do it! Thank you Teddy Roosevelt for the foresight to preserve this land as the first national park.

~ melissa michelle