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1 Grand Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, USA
(307) 344-7311
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Baby bison in Mammoth today
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Planning family camping trip this summer to Yellowstone,  STOKED!
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Today on Earth Day, it's time to say "no" to plastic straws. Over 500,000,000 plastic straws are produced every day. Unfortunately, a vast majority of these straws end up in our oceans, contributing to millions of tons of trash and over 1,000,000 seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals ingesting plastic. Yellowstone is leading the way with a new environmental initiative to help diminish the number of plastic straws in the solid waste stream. Visit the link below to learn more.
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Click '+1' if you're excited for the 2013 Yellowstone summer season to start!
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It's picture share Wednesday. Share your favorite Yellowstone Bison picture. We'll start...
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Does your computer desktop wallpaper need a refresh? Also need an April calendar on your desktop? Download this 1600 x 1200 Yellowstone background to dream of Yellowstone everyday.
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Beautiful photo from the West Thumb Geyser basin
 
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I almost never use my camera without a tripod... but in this case, I didn't need one. The bright sun gave me plenty of light, and setting it up on the boardwalk would have been less-than-satisfactory anyway. Instead, got as low as I could, stuck my lens out through an opening in the railing, and took a few quick snaps.

I also rarely shoot wide-angle landscape photography at mid-day... but Yellowstone is one of those places where mid-day photography is kind of neat. When the sun is high in the sky, the light reaches way down into the depths of these brilliantly colored pools. The light bounces all over the place down there, and it really intensifies the colors. I also like the effect of the light on the steam rising from the pool. It glows as the light scatters through the mist.

For this shot, I made sure I didn't have any shadows in the foreground of my shot - that's important to me because I don't want the distractions. I also wanted to show those beautiful cloud formations and the rich orange tones in the bacterial growth along the edge of the pool. I kept an eye on the boardwalk and tried to catch a shot when there were very few people there. I did clone out two photographers... but that's a lot easier than dealing with a whole bus-load of tourists! :) Why clone them out? Once again, it's about distracting elements... and artistic choice.

I also kept an eye on the steam. When the wind changes, it shifts - and I didn't want it in my face. I wanted to be able to see the clarity of the water and show the mist as it hovered over the pool.
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Xanterra is a lead sponsor for an exciting event in Bozeman this Friday and we hope that you can join us!  Annie Leonard, the renowned filmmaker, writer, environmental activist, and the creator of “The Story of Stuff” will be speaking at the Emerson Theater at 7:30pm (following a cocktail reception at 6:30pm)  Tickets are only $12 (or $8 for YBP members) and All proceeds from the event go to support the Yellowstone Business Partnership, one of Xanterra’s longtime partners!  To purchase tickets or learn more, please check out the link below
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Today Xanterra Parks & Resorts announced a new environmental initiative to help diminish the number of plastic straws in the solid waste stream. We’ll still give you a straw if you ask for it, but we won’t just hand them out any more like we used to do. Find out more below
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It's picture share Wednesday. Share your favorite Yellowstone 'water' picture. We'll start...
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It's picture share Wednesday - Share your favorite family picture in Yellowstone! We'll start...
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It's tour Tuesday - See the highlights that are along the lower portion of Yellowstone's figure eight road system on the Circle of Fire tour. The major sights include the Upper and Lower Geyser Basins, Yellowstone Lake, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, and Norris Geyser Basin. 
http://www.yellowstonenationalparklodges.com/circle-of-fire-7059.html
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Xanterra Parks and Resorts is your official provider of all in-park lodging in Yellowstone. We also offer dining, gift stores, tour and activities throughout the entire park.
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1 Grand Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, USA
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