Yellowstone Landscape Shooting

Last week we were incredibly fortunate to travel to Yellowstone National Park for an editorial assignment. Neither Chris nor I have ever been to that part of the United States before, so in addition to crossing two states off of our list (Wyoming and Montana), we took advantage of the opportunity to shoot some landscapes and capture as much of the beautiful and wild country as we could.

Our landscapes are receiving the retouching treatment and we’ll share as soon as they’re ready, but for now keep reading for some shots of our adventure…

After flying into Bozeman, MT we hit the road under cloudy skies for a few hours, entering the park at the north entrance, home to the famous Roosevelt Arch (sorry for the lack of a photo, I was in charge of driving at the time).

Once in the park, the skies cleared and we were treated to the serene and majestic beauty of Yellowstone.

Naturally, Chris had his camera at hand – trigger finger ready to capture whatever landscape or wild animal might cross his eyes.

… I just happened to be what crossed his lens at that moment – a wild and elusive studio manager.

We shot in Yellowstone for the better part of two days, making sure to take advantage of as much daylight as possible, starting in the early morning and working through till sunset.

Sunsets being the perfect time of day to catch the Bison migrating across the park and stopping traffic.

We even squeezed in a visit to a hot spring on our way out of the park. It was definitely more crowded than the wilds that we were used to, but the geological formations were downright out of this world so we had to shoot it.

Last but not least, I had to include this sign – don’t worry though, we didn’t suffer the same fate as the poor kid stepping into a hot spring here.

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