Yellowstone in September Photo Gallery by Dave Shumway

Fall brings about a boost to wildlife activity in the park. Most visitors come to see and photograph the elk and moose ruts.
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I love the fall, to me it brings both amazing sights and the promise of winter. Fall in and around Yellowstone is even better; with clear sky, warm days, cool nights, spectacular colors and a kick into gear of all of the parks wildlife.

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The sun sets behind the Beartooth Mountains, as the sky is set ablaze with color. Captured with a Canon 5DII and 70-200/2.8L IS II in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of - 1/3 at ISO200, f/22, and 1/40th of a second. The camera was resting on a beanbag.

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After the sun set behind the Beartooth Mountains, as the sky was set ablaze with color a HDRM capture of the dramatic scene. Captured with a Canon 5DII and 70-200/2.8L IS II in aperture priority mode at ISO400, f/8.0, and three different shutter speeds. The camera was resting on a beanbag.

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The sun begins to flood the valley, and as it does it lights this seasonal pond surrounded by colors of fall. Captured with a Canon 5DII and 70-200/2.8L IS II in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of - 2/3 at ISO400, f/7.1, and 1/200th of a second. The camera was handheld.

Fall brings about a boost to wildlife activity in the park. Most visitors come to see and photograph the elk and moose ruts, and I have done that many times too, but this fall I spent countless hours with a very friendly fox.

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A red fox surveys her surroundings as the morning light floods the valley. Captured with a Canon 7D and 500/4.0L IS + 1.4 TC III in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of + 2/3 at ISO400, f/6.3, and 1/500th of a second. The camera was mounted on a Gitzo 3540XLS with an Induro GBH2 gimbal head and custom long lens support.

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A red fox looks back at a passing herd of Bison as the morning sunlight breaks over the hill. Captured with a Canon 7D and 500/4.0L IS in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of + 2/3 at ISO400, f/4.5, and 1/640th of a second. The camera was mounted on a Gitzo 3540XLS with an Induro GBH2 gimbal head and custom long lens support.

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A red fox lunges for prey in the tall grass. Captured with a Canon 7D and 500/4.0L IS in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of + 1/3 at ISO800, f/4.0, and 1/400th of a second. The camera was mounted on a Gitzo 3540XLS tripod with an Induro GBH2 gimbal head and custom long lens support.

For me the most spectacular part about fall in the mountains is the changing color of aspen leaves. Clear blue sky mixes with the yellow, orange and green of aspen leaves in a way that is beautiful beyond words.

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A grove of quaking aspen shimmer in the miday light on a warm fall afternoon along the Beartooth Pass. Captured with a Canon 5DII and 17-40L in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of + 1 1/3 at ISO200, f/16, and 1/100th of a second. The camera was handheld.

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Aspens explode with color along the Beartooth Highway. Captured with a Canon 5DII and 70-200/2.8L IS II in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of 0 at ISO200, f/11, and 1/250th of a second. The camera was resting on a beanbag.

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Quaking aspen leaves filter the miday sun on a warm fall afternoon along the Beartooth Pass. Captured with a Canon 5DII and 17-40L in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of + 1/3 at ISO200, f/16, and 1/160th of a second. The camera was handheld.

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