America's Great Outdoors
Happy Mother’s Day everyone! We hope you all have as much fun today with your moms as this bison calf is having in Yellowstone National Park.Photo: Linda Dodge (www.sharetheexperience.org).

Happy Mother’s Day everyone! We hope you all have as much fun today with your moms as this bison calf is having in Yellowstone National Park.

Photo: Linda Dodge (www.sharetheexperience.org).

"Share the road" takes on a whole new meaning in Yellowstone National Park. More on spring biking in the park at http://go.nps.gov/1x6y2m.Photo: National Park Service

"Share the road" takes on a whole new meaning in Yellowstone National Park. More on spring biking in the park at http://go.nps.gov/1x6y2m.

Photo: National Park Service

142 years ago today, Yellowstone became America’s first national park - an idea that would spread worldwide. Old Faithful and the majority of the world’s geysers are preserved here. A mountain wild land, home to grizzly bears, wolves, and herds of bison and elk, the park is the core of one of the last, nearly intact, natural ecosystems in the Earth’s temperate zone.Photo: Jeremy Stevens (www.sharetheexperience.org)

142 years ago today, Yellowstone became America’s first national park - an idea that would spread worldwide. Old Faithful and the majority of the world’s geysers are preserved here. A mountain wild land, home to grizzly bears, wolves, and herds of bison and elk, the park is the core of one of the last, nearly intact, natural ecosystems in the Earth’s temperate zone.

Photo: Jeremy Stevens (www.sharetheexperience.org)

A beautiful sunrise painted the sky in hues of gold, orange, and pink at the North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park on Monday. Photo by Jim Williams.

A beautiful sunrise painted the sky in hues of gold, orange, and pink at the North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park on Monday.

Photo by Jim Williams.

The Bison photo from yesterday was a big hit, so here’s another one to start your weekend. Here’s a ”traffic jam” in Yellowstone National Park.Photo: National Park Service

The Bison photo from yesterday was a big hit, so here’s another one to start your weekend. Here’s a ”traffic jam” in Yellowstone National Park.

Photo: National Park Service

When temperatures Yellowstone National Park dropped below freezing last week, this bison woke up with a frost blanket. The bison’s heavy fur is perfectly adapted to winter conditions. Photo: Tim Townsend

When temperatures Yellowstone National Park dropped below freezing last week, this bison woke up with a frost blanket. The bison’s heavy fur is perfectly adapted to winter conditions.

Photo: Tim Townsend

From one national park to another. Grand Teton National Park photographed from Craig Pass in Yellowstone National Park.Photo: National Park Service

From one national park to another. Grand Teton National Park photographed from Craig Pass in Yellowstone National Park.

Photo: National Park Service

There have been some amazing cloudscapes over Yellowstone National Park recently. Here’s one of the best.Photo: National Park Service

There have been some amazing cloudscapes over Yellowstone National Park recently. Here’s one of the best.

Photo: National Park Service

Grand Prismatic Spring – the largest hot spring in Yellowstone National Park and one of the most colorful. Hot springs are like people in that there are no two of them that look or act exactly the same. Photo courtesy of Curtis Akin

Grand Prismatic Spring – the largest hot spring in Yellowstone National Park and one of the most colorful. Hot springs are like people in that there are no two of them that look or act exactly the same.

Photo courtesy of Curtis Akin

One of the most unique places on Earth. Sunset at Great Fountain Geyser in Yellowstone National Park. Photo: Greg Chancey

One of the most unique places on Earth. Sunset at Great Fountain Geyser in Yellowstone National Park.

Photo: Greg Chancey