Friday, June 28, 2024

Yellowstone Reflections

Yellowstone Thermal Pools near sunset by Jeanne Selep June 2024
Image 1: Yellowstone Midway Geyser Basin near Sunset

In June 2024 I visited Yellowstone National Park with my daughter as we pursed the goal of seeing all the National Parks.  

Yellowstone Grand Prismatic Overlook by Jeanne Selep June 2024
Image 2: Grand Prismatic Spring View from the Overlook

Late in the day we were near Yellowstone's Grand Prismatic Spring overlook when the mosquitos chased us away and we decided to end adventuring for the day and go eat dinner.  

Yellowstone Grand Prismatic Detail by Jeanne Selep June 2024
Image 3: Color Detail from Yellowstone's Grand Prismatic Spring

But then - as we drove away from the Fairy Falls trailhead that leads to the overlook, we noticed the sun backlit the steam rising from the Midway Geyser Basin, and we spent the next hour exploring as the sun descended.  

Yellowstone Midway Geyser Basin Sunset by Jeanne Selep June 2024
Image 4: Midway Geyser Basin near Sunset

As the water, steam, sun and clouds moved, the view and the reflections changed.  Water constantly flows over the travertine terraces, (small steps formed by mineral deposits), making the sunlight sparkle and shimmer.

Yellowstone National Park Reflections by Jeanne Selep June 2024
Image 5: Cloud Reflections at Yellowstone

Steam rises from the hot springs and changes with the slightest breeze, and the wind was blowing as we walked.  All the movement made the landscape quite mesmerizing to watch.

Yellowstone YNP Travertine Terraces
Image 6: Cloud reflected in Travertine Terraces

Yellowstone has a reputation of being "alive" with all the movement, and I agree.  

Yellowstone National Park Reflections by Jeanne Selep June 2024
Image 7: More Cloud Reflections at Yellowstone National Park

I hope you enjoy some of my best photos from that magical hour.

Midway Basin Boardwalk by Jeanne Selep June 2024
Image 8: Midway Geyser Basin Board Walk at Yellowstone

Notes: Yellowstone National Park is located in Wyoming, USA. These photos were taken in June 2024.

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Jutta Kupke said...

Great shots,
beautiful fotos and wonderful views

James said...

Great photos of a beautiful place! I've only been there once and it was a LONG time ago.

Lalka Crochetka said...

amazing photos and beautiful place! <3

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wow, outstanding photos! I'm hoping to visit Yellowstone again in the near future.

Photo Cache said...

Wow, incredible captures. I enjoy seeing other people's captures of places I've been. Now, I want to revisit the place.

Worth a Thousand Words

magiceye said...

Amazing captures!

Veronica Lee said...

Gorgeous photos!
The descriptions and photos really bring the beauty and liveliness of the park to life.

Have a great weekend!

NCSue said...

Grand photos - all of them - but the first one is stunning!
Thank you for sharing at

Jennifer Wise said...

Oh, wow. Your photos are just amazing. I love Yellowstone--it's an incredible place--and your shots capture it so beautifully. Visiting from the Crazy Little Love Birds linkup.

Joanne said...

OH wow! These photos are just beautiful! Friends of ours are at Yellowstone this week and I have loved seeing the photos from their trip too. It has definitely made me move Yellowstone further up my list as we too have been trying (very slowly!) to see all the national parks.

Esha said...

Breathtakingly beautiful shots! I kept seeing them again and again! Which camera did you use to shoot them?

Keep sharing more. :)

(Visiting from SkywatchFriday)

Food nutters said...

Beautiful photos!

Klara said...

spectacular. I would love so much to have an opportunity to visit.

Patty Lake said...

I love your photography! The scenery and the way you captured it -just beautiful! Enjoy your quest to see all the Nat. Parks! sounds amazing! - Patty

Shiju Sugunan said...

Wow, magical reflections! Makes me want to see Yellowstone myself.

Amy Johnson said...

Oh wow! We're visiting Yellowstone this fall. I can't wait. TFS. Visiting from Turning Heads Tuesday.

Michelle said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos! Such a unique place.

Debra | Gma’sPhoto said...

Beautiful is an understatement. These images are outstanding. The actual experience must have been very awe inspiring! Thank you for sharing!

Life Of 2 Snowbirds said...

Yellowstone is an amazing park with all the geysers and hot springs. Your photos really capture all the beauty and more!

mireille said...

These are some amazing shots! Beautiful!

Melynda@Scratch Made Food! said...

Stunning! This post will be one of my features for this weeks SSPS #318, thank you for sharing with us, we appreciate it.

Stephanie said...

Featuring your post tomorrow at The Crazy Little Lovebirds link party #45. :)

RachelSwirl said...

Your photos are stunning. Yellowstone is an amazing place. Thanks for sharing your snaps and for taking part in #MySundaySnapshot.

Melbourne Australia Photos said...

What a delightful set of photos of this magnificent locality. Thanks for being part of the "My Sunday Best" meme said...

So beautiful!!!

Sharon Wagner said...

Beautiful reflections. And unique mirrored perspective!

Rostrose said...

Oh, wonderful! These are great photos of Yellowstone National Park, the colors and lighting there. Since we come from Europe, we have unfortunately only seen a fraction of the NPs so far, and Yellowstone has not been one of them yet. I hope we can do it one day...
All the best, Traude

Michelle said...

We haven't been to Yellowstone, but are avid visitors of NP. We have been to many and your wonderful photos are motivation to go here! Thank you for linking up.