Lower Yellowstone Falls captured by Z 9 / Z70-200f2.8

While Yellowstone is gorgeous frozen in a blanket of white, there are some locations you can’t get to in winter. This is because the Park Service wisely keeps areas closed to protect people from themselves (though I’m I firm believer in Darwin). One of the spots kept closed is the upper observation platform at Artist Point. We arrived this week just after it got reopened and the view is as spectacular as always. Though only twenty feet further to the north than you stand during that winter, those extra twenty feet bring the river into clear view giving the canyon more drama. And now, the frozen cone is gone so you see the entire fire. It’s just gorgeous, I spend hours there just watching. What a wonder!

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