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I hope everyone is enjoying the festive period. The severe storm in the UK took our power out on Monday and we have just got it back three days later! Fortunately we were not spending Christmas here in West Sussex so the only inconvenience is coming back to a cold house that we are trying to warm, and a warm freezer! Others were less fortunate and have had no Christmas meals, warmth, showers, TV, radio, internet etc. And guess what we have another major storm coming tonight that is expected to give further widespread disruption. Several villages near us are still flooded from Monday's storm.

So I thought that I would post a picture to remind me that we were considerably colder in Yellowstone two years ago. This elk ran across the road so I quickly snapped it. The picture was taken along the road from the West Yellowstone entrance that follows the Madison River. Access to Yellowstone National Park is restricted in winter and specialist tracked vehicles have to be used. Within Yellowstone lies the Yellowstone Caldera which is the largest super volcano on the North American continent. The park is probably best known for its geothermal features but it also has an ecosystem that contains beautiful sub-alpine forest and meadows, canyons, rivers and lakes.

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  • Copyright: Ann Jackman (annjackman) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1434 W: 0 N: 3384] (16843)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-01-24
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2013-12-26 6:52
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