National Parks Blog
Moonset over Yosemite Valley. Tunnel View.Simultaneous Moonset and Sunset in Yosemite National Park.
Traveling is fun and enriching, but exploring your own Backyard can be equally and sometimes more rewarding. Particularly as a Wildlife, Landscape and Travel Photographer who lives in the Bay Area in the Western United States. US Parks and National Monuments are under attack from our own elected Government. It is my belief, that when more people see the wonders of our Parks and Monuments, we can galvanize the Movement for protection of these Treasures.
I have had the privilege of living in California and photographing the Western US National Parks for more than a decade. Several of these Parks are designated as “UNESCO World Heritage” treasures.
In the following I am showcasing a few of my Images.
More Images are available on my website. Click here.
Yosemite National Park
Created by Glaciers and first protected in 1864 Yosemite is known for its Valley penetrated by Merced River and circled by some of the best known “Rocks” such as Half Dome and El Capitan.
Half Dome with reflections seen from Cooks Meadow. Yosemite National Park. California.® 2016 Tom Norring
Half Dome View from Sentinel Bridge in Winter. Yosemite National Park. California.Copyright 2016 © Tom Norring
The Weather can change with little warning and it is not unusual that Photographers have to show patience while waiting for the light
Tunnel View in Rain with Photographers waiting for clearing in the Weather. Yosemite National Park. California.Tunnel View in Rain with Photographers waiting for clearing in the Weather. Yosemite National Park. California. 2016 Tom Norring
Death Valley National Park
A Desert Valley in South Eastern California is said to holds the highest reliable temperature reading of 134 F or 56.7 degrees Celsius. The lowest point in the Park is 282 feet or 86 meters below Sea level.
Cracked Salt Flats at sunset. Death Valley. California.Copyright 2016 © Tom Nørring
The landscape varies between Salt Flats and Sand dunes framed by Mountains
Mesquite Sand Dunes. Death Valley. California.
Grand Teton National Park
The Park is situated in Wyoming located just south of the better known Yellowstone National Park. It is best known by the impressive Teton Mountain Range with the 4,000 feet peak and by the Valley named Jackson Hole.
Iconic Sunrise Image of Schwabacher Landing. Grand Teton National Park. Wyoming.2011 © Tom Norring
Resting Bull Moose showing of his Antlers. Grand Teton National Park. Wyoming.
Yellowstone National Park
The World’s first National Park established by Congress in 1872. Yellowstone National Park is probably also the best known park in the World. Every year the Park receives visitors from all over the World. In total the Park is visited by more than 3 million people annually. While Old Faithfull is the best known Geyser the Park is home to a multitude of dramatic geological features as well as a rich diversity of Wildlife such as Wolf, Bear, Bison, Elk and Pronghorn Antelope with many more. Hundreds of Animal species can be seen in the Park.
Sunrise over Travertine Terrace, Mammoth Falls. Yellowstone National Park. Wyoming.Copyright © 2016 Tom Norring
Majestic Bald Eagle on the Perch. Yellowstone National Park. Wyoming.Copyright © 2016 Tom Norring
Cloud reflections over chemical Sediments. Yellowstone National Park. Wyoming.Copyright 2015 © Tom Norring
Glacier National Park
The Park is Bordering Canada in the Northern Montana’s Rocky Mountain. Glaciers carved the Peaks and Valleys that are crossed by the “Going-to-the-Sun Road”. Populated by Mountain Goats, Big Horn Sheep and Grizzly Bears it presents 700 miles of hiking trails and 1,583 sq. miles of Wilderness.
Mountain Goat on the Hillside. Glacier National Park. Montana. USA.Copyright 2015 © Tom Nørring Hard to find Waterfalls at Sunrise. Glacier National Park. Montana. USA.Copyright 2015 © Tom Nørring
I’m in awe of the majesty of these Parks. Many more deserve mentioning. Maybe in my next post,
Some of these are on my website
Let’s work together and insist on the preservation and protection of these places and the Wildlife that call these Parks HOME.
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For many years I have enjoyed the freedom to travel the World with emphasis on photography. I have found that the Worlds wonders become more obvious through a lens. It emphasizes the beauty in the variety and details in culture, peoples, wildlife and landscapes.
Through my blog, stock photos and web site I make an attempt to share this beauty. My hope is that other people will find inspiration and motivation to protect and further share these Wonders of the World.