In 1988 a series of fires combined to destroy over 30% of Yellowstone National Park. On Mt. Washburn you see the burnt remnants of 200 year old lodgepole pines poking out of short, but dense rebirth. One day the charcoaled remnants will be reclaimed by the earth, but until then this serves as an awesome reminder of the power of fire.
A mother black bear comes down from foraging in a tree near the top of Mt. Washburn in Yellowstone National Park. Her two cubs are near-by.
A young buffalo in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park poses for a portrait.