An excerpt from my new photographic book on Yellowstone National Park:
Chapter One- Introduction-
Yellowstone! It is a name that conjures scenes of hot boiling water, steam filled valleys and jets of water shooting high into the atmosphere. Of Yellowstone, one thinks of vast landscapes filled with immense wild herds of Bison and Elk as Wolfs and Grizzles run after them. Yellowstone makes the imagination run wild of super volcanoes and mass extinctions. A place were hell itself boiled up from deep within the earth. When we think of the friendly Park Ranger, the grand timbered lodges and the crowds of tourists, we think first of the Yellowstone as presented to us in cartoons and movies. But our imagination of Yellowstone never holds up to the true Yellowstone once we visit it for the first time. We find that it is more, much more then we could ever imagine. Once we think we seen what we all heard or read about, we find out that there is more to learn like the endless enigma? Even today, there are still places in Yellowstone where no man has set foot and no person might ever set foot. People discover new wildlife, new waterfalls and new geothermal features. All of which just suits me fine.
to be continued...