Many joke that in Yellowstone we only have two seasons, winter and summer. It definitely feels like that with lots of snow at the end of May but then the warm weather appears. Many, myself included, feel that Yellowstone might get a little crowded during the brief summer, between Memorial Day and Labor Day; however, all that you need to do is leave the roads and Yellowstone feels like it’s your own personal park.
Dave M. Shumway is a professional photographer, director of communications for Volunteers of America and adjunct professor of photography at Rocky Mountain College. Currently based in Montana, Dave has two passions, one for the outdoors and one for photography. To this end, he averages 150 days/year in wild and fragile places the world over. Working as a photographer, Dave’s assignments include everything from wildlife and landscape photography to journalism and commercial work. His extensive time in the field shows through in online galleries, which are loaded with images of the fragile places to which he travels. His work can be viewed at www.DaveShumway.com.