Yellowstone Photography - My Journey

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For over five decades, my journey as a fine art photographer has been deeply intertwined with the awe-inspiring landscapes of Yellowstone National Park. This remarkable wilderness, characterized by its geothermal wonders, pristine lakes, and abundant wildlife, has been a constant source of inspiration and a canvas for my creativity.


The Dawn of a Long Journey


It all began in the late 1970s when I first set foot in Yellowstone. The park was a different world back then, with fewer visitors and a sense of raw, unspoiled beauty that left an indelible mark on my soul. As the sun painted the sky in hues of pink and gold, I stood at the edge of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, marveled at the thundering waterfalls, and knew that I had found my muse.

A Grand Canyon




Seasons of Change


As a nearby resident, I've returned to photograph Yellowstone during every season, each offering a unique and captivating photographic experience. Spring, with its delicate wildflowers and reawakening wildlife, presents an opportunity for intimate, close-up shots of bison calves and bear cubs. The vivid colors of fall transform the park into a fiery wonderland, making it ideal for capturing the golden aspens and the elk's bugling calls.

Elk Photo of Elk in the Morning mist




Winters in Wonderland


Yellowstone's winters hold a special place in my heart. The park is draped in a pristine blanket of snow, and the geothermal features take on an otherworldly beauty as steam rises against the frigid air. The geyser basins, like the iconic Upper Geyser Basin, become a steaming cauldron of colors, and the bison's thick coats contrast beautifully with the snow.

Against All Odds

Limited Edition of 195 Exclusive high-resolution Museum Quality Fine Art Prints of Panoramic Photography of this lonely tree in a frozen land.. Photos copyright © Jess Lee




The Dance of Geothermal Features


One of my favorite subjects in Yellowstone has always been its geothermal features. Old Faithful, the most famous of them all, never fails to amaze me with its punctuality and power. But it's the lesser-known hot springs and mud pots that have captured my imagination over the years. The kaleidoscope of colors created by thermophiles in these pools is a testament to the park's geologic wonders.

Hot Springs

Limited Edition of 50 Exclusive high-resolution Museum Quality Fine Art Prints of Abstract Hot Springs Photography. Photos Copyright © Jess Lee



The Quiet Beauty of Lamar Valley


Lamar Valley, often called the "Serengeti of North America," is a place where the spirit of the wild roams free. This expansive valley is a prime location for capturing the park's iconic wildlife, including grizzly bears, wolves, and herds of bison and pronghorn. It's a place of patience, where you wait for hours in your vehicle, hoping for a glimpse of Yellowstone's elusive inhabitants.

Bison herd migrating to wintering grounds





In the Shadows of Giants

Yellowstone is also home to some of the most majestic mountain ranges in the United States. The Absaroka Mountains, with their rugged peaks and alpine meadows, offer endless opportunities for landscape photography. Watching the sunrise cast its warm glow on these towering sentinels is an experience that never gets old.

Cloud Burst



Preserving the Moment

As a fine art photographer, my goal has always been to capture the essence of Yellowstone in a single frame. I've spent countless hours waiting for the perfect light, the ideal moment when the landscape and the elements align in harmony. Each click of the shutter is a meditation, a way of preserving a fleeting moment in time.

Winter Wolf pack in the Snow

These wolves are howling to regroup the pack ( Hayden Pack and the White wolf) after being attacked by the Mollies wolves.

Picture of Yellowstone Wolves in the Wild. Exclusive limited edition photo of 800 prints by Jess Lee



Five decades of photographing Yellowstone National Park have been a journey of wonder and discovery. It's a place that has tested my patience and rewarded my perseverance. It's where I've witnessed the magic of nature in all its forms, from the fiery eruptions of geysers to the quiet grace of a fox in the snow.

Morning Glory




Yellowstone remains a place of boundless inspiration for me, and I hope that my photographs convey the profound beauty and significance of this national treasure. In sharing these images, I hope to inspire others to connect with the wild, to appreciate the fragile balance of our natural world, and to protect the legacy of Yellowstone for generations to come.

Fine Art Photography Print of a thermal Hot Springs in  Yellowstone Winter.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Fine Art Photography Print of the Lower Falls on the Yellowstone River
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Silvan Lake, Yellowstone National Park Spring snow melt photography print.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Lone Tree in winter at Hayden Valley Yellowstone National Park Photography Print
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Frosted Trees in Lamar Valley Yellowstone National Park photography print.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Photograph Print of A pair of frozen Trees in Lamar Valley  Yellowstone National Park.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Hot Springs
Yellowstone | Wyoming
Gold Pattern
Earth
Yellowstone Photography print-Picture of a white Wolf in winter
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Picture of a Wolf and grizzly
Yellowstone | Wyoming
Sleepy Grizzly
Yellowstone | Wyoming
Grizzly Bear on Yellowstone River
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Sleepy Fox
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
 A picture of a  lone yellowstone  wolf testing a herd of Bison to see if any of the Bison are injured or sick on the shore of Yellowstone Lake in winter.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Picture of a Wolf hunting in winter
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Yellowstone Grizzly and Cubs
Yellowstone | Wyoming
Grizzly Bear Cubs
Grand Teton National Park photography gallery
Frozen Bison
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
yellowstone bison photography of buffalo at sunrise.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Buffalo Train walking in deep snow
Yellowstone | Wyoming
River Otter Slide
Yellowstone | Wyoming
Yellowstone National Park Photography Print Of a Elk cow and calf rubbing noses.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Buffalo Herd in Yellowstone Winter
Yellowstone | Wyoming
Yellowstone Bison and Calf Fine Art Photography Print.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Yellowstone Bison Fine Art Photography Print.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Yellowstone Winter Elk Photography Print
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Just a little shy
Yellowstone | Wyoming
Winter Wolf in the Snow hunting bison
Yellowstone | Wyoming
Winter Wolf in the Snow and trees - Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Wolves pack howling in the snow
Yellowstone | Wyoming
Picture of a Wolf howling inYellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Wolves in the winter howling. Picture of a Wolf pack
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Picture of a Wolves howling in winter snow.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Winter Wolf in the Snow
Yellowstone | Wyoming
Picture of a Wolf walking to photographer
Yellowstone | Wyoming
Closeup Picture of a Winter Wolf
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Yellowstone Winter Wolf  pack in the Snow
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Winter Wolf in the meadow
Yellowstone | Wyoming
Winter Wolf in the Snow at night
Yellowstone | Wyoming
 Wolf trying to kill bison calf
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming