This Osprey nest was up on a rocky outcrop in the magnificent Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone near Yellowstone Falls in Yellowstone National Park. The Ospreys had a very secure nest didn’t they? This area is a huge deep broad natural river canyon across from the big waterfall on the Yellowstone River.
The pair of Osprey seemed to be doting parents of two chicks. I was quite a ways from this nest and used my long 500mm lens to take the pictures. Sorry you are really unable to make out the babies in this nest but yes, they were there. I took the picture while on a guided photo tour on June 15, 2014. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger version of that photo. Enjoy!
Yellowstone National Park, June 2014.
Top left: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Top center: Yellowstone Falls. Top right: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Basalt Columns.
Middle row left: Yellowstone River at Nez Perce Ford. Middle row center: Yellowstone Lake. Middle row right: A boiling Mud Pot at the Mud Volcano area.
Bottom left: View of the Grand Teton mountains from Yellowstone National Park. Bottom center: The Lamar Valley. Bottom right: The Yellowstone River.
Sorry no pictures of geysers. It was very cold while I was at Yellowstone – in the upper 30’s and very low 40’s F. during the day. It snowed twice in the five days we visited, and was raining on several of the days. Brrr. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger version of that photo. As ever, enjoy! This post with scenic views was by special request. Back to wildlife with the next post, and I will have a pleasant surprise.