Over three million people visit Yellowstone each year. Popular areas can get crowded by midday. But the park is so large it’s not hard to find solitude; early risers also can beat the crowds, have better wildlife sightings, and, of course, better light.
I enjoyed people-watching. This woman was just too cute to ignore.
At times I felt like I was the only one in the park who didn’t insert myself, DH, or both of us into our photos. Photographers, m-a-n-y photographers, didn’t take shots unless one, several, or all the people in their group were in it.
I like people. Really! But it did mean long waits occasionally until another photographer’s shoot/reshoot/another shot was done.
And then there were people who were just downright interesting. Like the couple next to us at dinner one night. First there were the selfies: her with a glass of white wine. Then a toast. Then both facing the camera. Then…what? A little bear dressed in a knit hat and jacket joined them at the table…don’t ask me…but it did smile for the camera.