Tag Archives: Yellowstone

Another waterfall . . . .

Small waterfall in Yellowstone

08.16.2017

As we were leaving Yellowstone on our trip there last month, I noticed this small waterfall so we pulled over and I quickly captured it. I loved the tiered rocks and slow water trickling down. Waterfalls are fun to photograph.

Even though I was just on that long trip in early July, I’m looking forward to my next adventure and hitting the road again soon. My Mom and I were just talking about that today – us kids got the traveling bug on the open road from my Dad. I’m glad he gave that to me. I feel the urge again to get out there, leave life behind for a few moments and see our great big world.

But for now, I’ll keep processing photos from my recent trips and sharing them here.

~ melissa michelle

I was determined!

Momma Bear

Bear Cub

07.04.2017

Happy 4th of July! What a great nation we live in!

My adventure today took me to Yellowstone National Park. This morning before even we left I knew I would see a bear today. The entire time in the park I was looking for a bear.

I didn’t tell anyone I was with that I was going to see a bear on this trip to the park (I didn’t want to jinx myself). But I believed totally it would happen for me . . . . and it did. And, not only did I see one grizzly bear but I also got to see her cub (last year’s cub). How exciting!! It makes me think how much more could I accomplish in life if I woke up every morning determined to see or get what I want! That’s pretty powerful right there.

(I took many photos and will share more 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 – 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