Yellowstone in November Photo Gallery by Dave Shumway

Photographs of early winter in Yellowstone National Park featuring wildlife, Lava Creek, Abiathar Peak, and Undine Falls.
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November is often the forgotten month in Yellowstone National Park. The fall is “over,” but winter has “not begun.” The park closes most of the roads to wheeled traffic after the first full weekend of the month, but that just means that the almost empty park is all yours to ride you bicycle in the South or drive your car in the North.

I have made it a tradition to visit the park on closing weekend and then again shortly after to ride my bike on the “empty” roads of the park.

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A mule deer buck keeps a close eye on "his" doe in Yellowstone National Park. Captured with a Canon 5D II and 500/4.0L IS in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of + 5/3 at ISO200, f/6.3, and 1/200 of a seconds. The camera was resting on a beanbag.

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Lava Creek streams over Undine Falls as the ice of winter begins to form in Yellowstone National Park. Captured with a Canon 5D II and 70-200/2.8L IS II in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of + 1 at ISO50, f/16, and 2 seconds. The camera was mounted on a Gitzo 3540XLS tripod and Induro GBH2 head. A cable release and Singh-Ray LB Polarizer were used.

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Abiathar Peak is light by rays of sunlight as it breaks through the clouds in Yellowstone National Park. Captured with a Canon 5D II and 70-200/2.8L IS II in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of - 2/3 at ISO400, f/8.0, and 1/500 of a second. The camera was resting on a beanbag.

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A red fox zeros in on a vole near Rainy Lake in Yellowstone National Park. Captured with a Canon 7D and 70-200/2.8L IS II in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of + 2/3 at ISO400, f/2.8, and 1/320th of a second. The camera was handheld.

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A coyote walks through the snow as the sun breaks through the clouds near the Lower Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park. Captured with a Canon 7D and 70-200/2.8L IS II + 1.4 TC III in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of + 1 at ISO400, f/5.0, and 1/2500th of a second. The camera was handheld.

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An American Dipper watches the waters of the Lamar River mix with those of Soda Butte Creek in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park. Captured with a Canon 7D and 70-200/2.8L IS II + 2.0TC III in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of + 1 at ISO400, f/7.1, and 1/320th of a second. The camera was handheld.

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A mule deer buck surveys the Gardiner Canyon in Yellowstone National Park. Captured with a Canon 5D II and 70-200/2.8L IS II + 1.4TC III in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of + 5/3 at ISO200, f/7.1, and 1/200 of a seconds. The camera was resting on a beanbag.

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