Will post some in a day or two was thinkin about it for quite some time
"Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us."
" Everybody is sent to Earth on a purpose. I am so Lagging behind that i won't die." – Calvin
Okay, here goes. Some snaps from my last week vacation at Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. I can say this about the place. It is heaven on earth. I regret coming back from the trip
In order they are:
At the lower falls in the grand canyon of Yellowstone.
In front of a hotspring near Old Faithful Geyser. This place is full of such fuming, frothing, spewing geysers and hotsprings and those colors you see are due to thermoacidophiles ( microorganisms that thrive in such hot temperatures ) as well as due to other minerals. The hazy look is due to gases ( mainly hydrogen sulphide ) coming out of the geysers.
At inspiration point at Grand Teton National Park, south of YellowStone National Park. In the backdrop is Jenny Lake. The lake was named after the wife of an explorer. And no, her name wasn't Jenny The wife was an Indian ( American Indian ) and people couldn't say her name correctly, so they took the easy way out and named her Jenny
In front of the Grand Teton mountains. Not to be offensive, but the story goes that these mountains were named so because the early explorers thought they looked like a woman's breasts and hence they used french slang "tetons" for breasts and the name stuck.
To start with, those of you who've spent time in Italy ( ) may find it particularly interesting.
Actually, I am currently spending time in Italy - more specifically, a two-week vacation at my parents-in-law's place in Sicily.
I was about to post a picture of myself in my usual open-air office under a huge wild cherry tree in the middle of this orange plantation, when my (two-week-old (!)) digicam went into strike. Each time I switch it on, the lens tube briefly extends and then immediately retracts again with a crunching noise - looks like a sand/dust-related issue.
Nice pics, cilu One small observation, you tend to like to photograph architectures and structures. Is that true ?
Originally Posted by cilu
Hope that one day I'll be able to visit it too.
Originally Posted by Siddhartha
Looks like it was freezing cold in some of those places...
It was, one day it was snowing too. Was kinda cool to see all the bisons and elks covered all over with snow and thoughlessly grazing. And it was a great contrast to see the geysers fuming in the face of the chilling snow
Originally Posted by HanneSThEGreaT
It looks like you had fun. Isn't it amazing how beautiful planet earth really is
Yeah. I did. And yes, the place is amazing. It was a worthwhile getaway from all the hustle-bustle to spend some quiet time in the wilderness.