Hayden Valley Photos

Photos by Tom Murphy
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Bison Crossing River   Cottonwood   Hayden Valley Bison Herd

Like Lamar Valley, Hayden Valley is a haven for Yellowstone National Park’s wildlife including bison, elk, moose and grizzly bear. Colorful wildflowers abound in the spring and summer, and it is equally beautiful in the fall when the aspens turn golden yellow. The Absaroka Mountains provide a picturesque backdrop for framing photos you take. Travel Photo Guides Yellowstone National Park iPhone app tells you where and when to get the best photos of the wildlife and nature that abounds in the Hayden Valley.

Yellowstone National Park is filled with magnificent mountains, scenic valleys, waterfalls, geysers, hot springs, lakes, rivers and forests. Yellowstone has the largest concentration of wildlife in the lower 48 states. Besides its famous bison, people come to Yellowstone to see and take pictures of grizzly bears, wolves, elk, moose and bighorn sheep, among other wildlife. Colorful wildflowers grow in the spring and summer.

Yellowstone’s spectacular scenery offers an endless variety of photo opportunities anytime of the year, and each season has its own unique beauty. It is best to shoot nature photos at sunrise or sunset for the best lighting conditions.


Camera Equipment Used in Photos

These photos were taken with a Nikon D2X and a 70-200mm f2.8 lens. Other full frame cameras such as the Canon EOS 1DS Mark III will work as well. Some professional photographers carry a smaller APS-C DSLR such as a Canon 7D or Nikon D90 as a backup camera. Many of the landscape pictures were taken with a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens; this lens is available for most digital cameras including Leica, Pentax, Sony, and Sigma and Olympus.

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