Tuesday, August 12, 2008


This is a grim reminder of fires that swept through YELLOWSTONE in the late 1980s. Over one third of the park burned in 1988. Some felt that the fires were part of a natural process and were left to burn creating the largest wildfire in park history. Still there is a stark beauty in the washed and sun bleached dead standing timber against the stormy sky. This photo was taken in the north eastern corner of the park. It is a truly awe inspiring section of the park that most visitors seem to miss. It is well worth the time to go there.
copyright Mary Lynn Blood 2006
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