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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Portland, OR

    Winter in Yellowstone

    My wife and I took a little vacation before the Christmas Holidays up in the North side of Yellowstone. We usually always go through the West entrance, so this was a nice change from the usuall. We stayed at the Mammoth Hot Springs hotel. The park was absolutely empty. No one was there, and from the feedback we got from the local rangers, Winter is the best time to visit if you want to avoid the crowds. Anyhow, here are a few of my favourite pictures. The rest can be seen here

    A very rare site in December- a Grizzly late for hibernation. This bear actually stole this elk carcass from a pack of wolves and camped it for 5 days straight to feed on it. The Park Ranger told us to keep our distance...but I only had my Nikkor 70-200 with me and it didnt zoom in enough. So the next day I got up early when nobody was there and SLOWLY shuffeled as close as I dared to...about 100 yards away. I started taking pictures and right after I took my first shot the Grizzly shot its head up in the air in my direction- it heard my camera shutter. Then it jumped up on all 4 legs and started moving my way I jumped up and ran a few feet to get in my SUV while my wife was yelling at me for my stupidity ( I agree, but am glad I at least got a shot, as bad as it is). Lesson learned... bring at LEAST a 400 mm lens next time I come to the park

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Windy Wyoming, USA
    Gorgeous shots, Chris. It's nice to see some winter ones for a change. And I'm glad you were safe from the grizzly!
    Nikon D50, Nikkor 18-55mm, Nikkor 50mm 1.8, Sigma 70-300mm APO DG Macro, Tokina 12-24

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    God's Country - Australia
    love that first one. looks like an IR shot. strange colours.
    great bear story...you bloody chicken !!! lmao
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Dubai, UAE
    Some really nice shots there on your site.....#28 is my favourite....
    Nikon EM, Series E lenses 50mm f1.8|28mm f1.8|100mm f2.8, Sigma 80-200mm f4.5-5.6
    Minolta Riva 100AF, Sinpo PQ-3, Olympus mju-III wide 100, Yashica 635
    Sony cybershot W90, cybershot T90
    Canon A720i|400D|7D|5DMKII|85mm f1.8|24-105mm f4|135mm f2|40mm f2.8|430EX II*2|BG-E3|BG-E7
    Sigma 24mm f1.8|50mm f2.8|105mm f2.8 Samyang 8mm fisheye

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Brisbane, CA
    Fantastic shots there Chris.

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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Livin in a redneck paradise
    I went last winter, it was awesome! That is what prompted me to upgrade my camera (that and my old one was stolen). I'll post some shots tomorrow maybe. My lesson was also to bring a very long telephoto lens.

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