Photography - NATIONAL PARKS is a subsection of Photography

NATIONAL PARKS  (Photography)

The US National Parks are a treasure.  Each National Park had to be established by an act of the United States Congress.  The first one was Yellowstone National Park, whose establishment was signed into law by President Ulysses Grant in 1872.  There are a total of 60 of them, and here are a few of them that we have visited so far.  I hope to visit and photograph many more in the future.  

 

Hiking and photography do not always go hand in hand.  When in conflict, hiking always gets the priority.  That's what had happened with Grand Teton NP, which we had visited in the summer of 2018.  The hiking was awesome, so I didn't take any pictures that qualified for this section.  However, I'll post "memory" pictures from Grand Teton in the "Hiking and Traveling" section.

Index

 

ARCHES NATIONAL PARK, UTAH

Naimul Karim Naim personal website photography Arches National Park Utah Delicate Arch

The quintessential Delicate Arch

Naimul Karim Naim personal website photography Arches National Park Utah panorama wide sky blue white swirl cloud nude tree high noon

After a long hike, and right before arriving at the next attraction, I happened to look back.  It was high noon - with arguably the worst possible lighting conditions for photography.   The god of photography must have meant well, and provided me with this awesome cloud formation to use as the backdrop.

Naimul Karim Naim personal website photography Arches National Park Utah deep blue sky Tunnel Arch

Tunnel Arch

The Three Gossips (in the background)

Naimul Karim Naim personal website photography Arches National Park Utah panorama wide sky blue white cloud high noon Double Arch

Double Arch

Naimul Karim Naim personal website photography Arches National Park Utah panorama deicate arch arch in an arch

A partial view of the The Parade of Elephants.

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The Delicate Arch

 

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, CALIFORNIA

This is the largest, and probably the  most diverse,  National Parks in the 48 contiguous States.  I only have one picture from this National Park because in my one and only visit the priority was on hiking (over photography).  But we have every intention to go back in the future....

Naimul Karim Naim personal website photography Death Valley National Park California Mesquite Flat Dunes in the afternoon

Mesquite Flat Dunes, February 2018

 

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, MONTANA

Back in 2012 we spent several days at Glacier NP as part of a 3-week road trip from Minnesota to Palo Alto, CA.  The hikes were simply unbelievable.

Naimul Karim Naim personal website photography Glacier National Park Montana dusk Saint Mary Lake Wild Goose Island

Saint Mary Lake (the second largest lake in Glacier NP) with Wild Goose Island in the center

Naimul Karim Naim personal website photography Glacier National Park Montana high noon lceberg Lake
Naimul Karim Naim personal website photography Glacier National Park Montana high noon lceberg Lake

Another shot at Iceberg Lake, under the same difficult lighting conditions.

 

YELOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING

We did Yellowstone NP twice.  The first time in 2012, as part of a 3-week road trip from Minnesota to Palo Alto, CA, when we had also done Glacier NP (see above).  The second time in the summer of 2018, when we had combined it with Grand Teton National Park.  

 

The first time, we did hardly any hiking.  Instead, we had simply engaged in the typical touristy activity of driving from one attraction to the other, and take pictures.  This doesn't go well for me for too long.  But in defense, the landscape is so impressive, that one cannot but spend some time visiting those spots and capturing some pictures.  See for yourself. This first set is from 2012.

Naimul Karim Naim personal website photography Yellowstone National Park Wyoming dead treetrunk dry salt bed blue sky white cloud sky
Naimul Karim Naim personal website photography Yellowstone National Park Wyoming dry colorful salt bed
Naimul Karim Naim personal website photography Yellowstone National Park Wyoming river Lamar Valley

- - - The following set is from our trip in the summer of 2018 - - -

Naimul Karim Naim personal website photography Yellowstone National Park Wyoming dry colofrul salt bed
Naimul Karim Naim personal website photography Yellowstone National Park Wyoming
Naimul Karim Naim personal website photography Yellowstone National Park Wyoming colorful salt bed
Naimul Karim Naim personal website photography Yellowstone National Park Wyoming blue mineral water colorful
Naimul Karim Naim personal website photography Yellowstone National Park Wyoming river Lamar Valley
Naimul Karim Naim personal website photography Yellowstone National Park Wyoming blue big sky white swirling cloud
Naimul Karim Naim personal website photography Yellowstone National Park Wyoming blue big sky white swirling cloud
Naimul Karim Naim personal website photography Yellowstone National Park Wyoming blue big sky white swirling cloud geyser
Naimul Karim Naim personal website photography Yellowstone National Park Wyoming clear water lake underwater hole
Naimul Karim Naim personal website photography Yellowstone National Park Wyoming waterfall
Naimul Karim Naim personal website photography Yellowstone National Park Wyoming blue big sky colorful salt lake