"Cross country skiers only!" by Nancy Richard

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At Firehole River bridge in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, only cross country skiers can cross the bridge. The snow is probably too deep for walkers. One must be careful not to disturb the bison or elk who congregate in the area trying to browse.


bison, bridges, parks, roads, snow, winter, yellowstone

I am deeply concerned about environment, wildlife, and animal welfare, feeling a strong commitment to leaving the planet in better shape for new generations. Therefore, I support a number of charities that reflect those interests.

I have a degree in English and Library Science, but if I had my life to live over, I would have loved to have been a photographer, writer, and/or National Park ranger.

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  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Kratos
    Kratosabout 4 years ago

    This is so pretty! Peaceful and clean…almost makes me want snow again…

  • Almost isn’t good enough. LOL Up where you live, it’s guaranteed. Thanks, Kratos.

    – Nancy Richard

  • calvinincalif
    calvinincalifabout 4 years ago

    The season is captured elegantly in this photograph—one can not help but wonder at the determination of the large animal foraging for food. The open water in the fore ground is a nice counter balance to the distant hills. I like very much the decision to focus on the fore and mid leaving the background as you did.

  • Thank you very much, Calvin. The reason that the river is open is because of the hot springs which keep it free of ice…….thus the grazing animals.

    – Nancy Richard

  • Lanis Rossi
    Lanis Rossiabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks, Lanis! Love your banner.

    – Nancy Richard

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartabout 4 years ago

    Very beautiful well captured work

  • Thank you, Thea. It was quite a trip.

    – Nancy Richard

  • Yhun Suarez
    Yhun Suarezabout 4 years ago

    beautiful shot Nancy :)

  • Thank you, my friend.

    – Nancy Richard

  • lenspiro
    lenspiroover 2 years ago

    Great photo!

  • Gene Praag
    Gene Praag3 months ago

    Absolutely stunning!

  • Thanks, Gene…appreciate the comment.

    – Nancy Richard

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