The Atomic Explosion and Mushroom Fallout at Sunset

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I think about all the sunsets I miss. I always seem to be out and about somewhere, noticing a great sunset whilst noticing that I am not even close to my camera and tripod. It's just unacceptable!

This day and evening I was in Yellowstone alone. I had just seen a grizzly bear and a black bear about 30 minutes before this shot, both of which are pretty rare to see. They went on their way and I was left in the middle of this area with just a few elk meandering a few hundred feet from me. I tried to not get overly "sucked into" the sunset, trying to remember those bears that were lurking about. The ground was pretty marshy here, so I was not in optimal conditions for running from a bear.

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  1. buckdenton13 49 months ago | reply

    I used this photo in a blog post:

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  2. Something New Now 49 months ago | reply

    i am first a fan and i wish i could do what you do i have the sense and i know what i want to capture... i lack equipment and the know how to express myself with the equipment i don't have so i look at your work maybe one day i will follow my calling and do what you do for now i have to be creative in other ways just to try and pay the bills like all of us do... i have used this photo as the background to my landing page of my website i hope that's ok with you i have included back links to all the photos i am going to use again i hope that's ok with you and within my site i will build you one with all your links and maybe some of your photo's in a slide show if this is all ok with you i will let it stay if you click anywhere on the pictures of my site another page opens up linking directly to where i found the picture and again you have full credit if this is not ok i will take it all down thank you for your time and now here is the link to what i have created...

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  3. dphotoladybug 38 months ago | reply

    I cannot stop viewing your photos. They are a true inspiration!

  4. mistymisschristie 36 months ago | reply

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  5. GABRIEL,LUIS 36 months ago | reply

    Muy bonita :))

  6. Paco Rodas 36 months ago | reply

    Bonita foto, صور رائعة, wonderful photo

  7. tombros_nav_s 36 months ago | reply

    Great shot! Interesting, a very neat natural representation.

  8. eizil 36 months ago | reply

    This is really beautiful... i wish was there when you captured this photo.

  9. s_perse 36 months ago | reply

    Interesting clouds. Lovely.

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