Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Watery Wednesday: Tower Falls Yellowstone

In past years I have pretty much concentrated solely on photographing wildlife on our annual trips to Yellowstone National Park. This year I decided to try and expand my choices and try and work on photographing some of the beautiful scenery as well.
Some of the more fascinating scenery in Yellowstone are all of the waterfalls. There are over 40 waterfalls located with in Yellowstone. Unfortunately due to time, location and availability to the falls we were only able to visit a few.
The pictures in this post are from Tower Fall. Tower Fall is the point where the Tower Creek ends by plunging 132 feet to join the Yellowstone River below. The falls were named by Samuel Hauser, who was a member of the Washburn expedition, back in 1870. He named them Tower Falls for the towers and spires that the river has cut into the rock at the top of the falls. Unfortunately the base of the falls was not accessible to us during our trip because the snow melt had caused the Yellowstone River to rise up and wash over the path so I could only shoot from the over look across from the falls.

10 comments:

Tricia said...

Oh That's a fantastic subject for WW! Great shots, too!

James said...

Beautiful.

Gaelyn said...

Love the waterfall.

Guy D said...

I'd love to hear what those fall sound like, fantastic shots.

Cheers
Guy
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Regina said...

Nice scenery.

The Right Blue said...

Perfect for Watery Wednesday. I'll bet the sound from those falls really was loud.

Arija said...

You did get some great shots when you were there.

Jim Macdonald said...

FYI, that trail has been washed out for many years; I miss the days when you could really see the towers from the bottom of the fall.

Amanda Guthrie said...

I would die to go to Yellow Stone, I am so jealous and you captured this just beautifully!

J Bar said...

Great falls.
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