As summer moves along the wildflowers are starting dwindle in Yellowstone National Park, but you can still find them in the wetter areas, such as this one by the Gibbon River.
I the pictures in this post northeast of Gibbon Falls at one of the several turnoffs along the way. It’s a nice area if you like looking at streams and is fun to explore on foot, or for this shot, in boots that slowly sank into the mud as I tried to stay still for the picture.
Continuing on, I stopped at the Artist Paint Pots for this steamy picture. Here’s a photo hint: you don’t always see this ethereal, steamy look. I left West Yellowstone at 5:30 a.m. in order to get here in time. By 8 a.m. everything had been burned off by the sun.
The park service describes this location as “small but lovely” and I must agree. The trail is a short loop and there are plenty of photo opportunities along the way.