|Isa Lake on Continental Divide|
|Dragon's Mouth Spring|
We drove slowly up the Hayden Valley enjoying the great scenery and stopping a few times to just take it all in on a perfect, beautiful day. Of course we saw buffalo but we also say an elk standing majestically on a far away ridge. One stop was a little pullout right on the river where we sat on a log enjoying the view and watched an otter fishing in the river. Eventually he came over close enough for a decent picture.
We spent several hours enjoying the view of the falls and canyon from four different view points. Fun facts - the canyon varies from 800 to 1200 feet deep and from 1500 to 4000 feet across and is 24 miles long. A bonus was looking down on an Osprey nest on one of the ledges in the canyon. We could see the female sitting on the nest as the male soared around the canyon hunting.
|Lower Falls from Artist Point|
|Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone |
River from Inspiration Point
Here are a some bonus wildlife pictures from the day.
|Elk in velvet - not shy at all|
|People were scurrying to avoid|