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Photo Gallery: Hells Angels 2006 World Run in Cody

A Hells Angels motorcycle club member from Austria and one from Germany watch a mock gunfight at the Irma Hotel in Cody, Wyo. during the group's 2006 World Run this week.

In 2006, an estimated 1,300 Hells Angels motorcycle club members and their associates gathered in Cody, Wyo. for the group's World Run. Cody Police Chief Perry Rockvam said he has been informed by federal officials that the group is planning to return to Cody this summer for its U.S. run, which could draw approximately 600 bikers from the group. Continue Reading →

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Picturing Summer: 16 Solstice Images From Yellowstone and Grand Teton

In honor of the arrival of summer, Yellowstone Gate sent photographers Janet White of GeyserWatch.com and Ruffin Prevost into Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks, respectively, to capture a full day's worth of images on Friday, June 21. The first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, also known as the summer solstice, is the longest day of the year. Continue Reading →

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10 sunny summer sights from Yellowstone and Grand Teton

Summer has arrived in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, and sightseers and photographers are out in force to take in the great sights all across both parks. Finding wildlife during the hot, sunny days of summer can be trickier than in fall or spring, especially as crowds grow and the parks get busier. Continue Reading →

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Viewers make suggestions for Today show visit to Yellowstone Park

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The Today show, NBC's morning news and information program, will be visiting Yellowstone National Park on Tuesday, May 21. The stop is one of five next week the show's anchors will be making in spots across the country to highlight America's best summer vacation destinations. In preparation, Today show producers asked viewers to share their suggestions for what to see and do in Yellowstone, and what topics to cover during their Tuesday broadcast. Continue Reading →

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10 fantastic Instagram photos of Yellowstone and Grand Teton parks

The U.S. Department of Interior has been showing off your public lands and wildlife over the last several months with an amazing collection of photos on the agency's Instagram feed. While there's no doubt America's national parks and other wild places lend themselves to terrific snapshots, the quality of images on the Interior Department's Instagram feed is surprisingly fantastic. Continue Reading →

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How I Got That Shot: Three Musketeers

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While it is not unusual for a grizzly mom to have two cubs in Yellowstone National Park, three cubs is pretty rare, and a huge handful for her. Watching over three cubs is a challenge, as wildlife watchers learned first-hand shortly after this photo was taken. The mother bear had been seen frequently in the area between Mary Bay and Lake Hotel. In fact, she had a regular route that she took in a big circle between those two locations. If you watched long enough, you began to learn her preferred path and habits. Continue Reading →

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Got Elk? Luck and preparation yield an arresting Yellowstone coyote photo

A coyote is smeared with elk blood after feeding on a carcass in the Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park. (©Meg Sommers - click to enlarge)

When I look at this image I remember it as lucky shot. But to paraphrase Louis Pasteur, "Luck favors the prepared." When this coyote crossed the road in front of me that January day in the Lamar Valley, I knew where the carcass was, and I had the right lens and tripod already set. The coyote crossed the road, looked back at us and I took the shot. I was lucky and prepared. Continue Reading →

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Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks show off wide range of fall colors

The East Gate of Yellowstone National Park is surrounded by colorful fall leaves.

Autumn comes earlier to the high country around Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks than in most other places around the country. By early October this year, many trees around the region are displaying dramatic blazes of fall color, while some trees have already shed their leaves altogether. Fall is a quieter time in the parks, with the summer throngs long gone and cooler weather taking hold. For those who haven't had the opportunity to tour the parks and surrounding areas, we've put together a photo gallery showing off some of nature's glory as seen during the first week of October. Continue Reading →

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Yellowstone geysers yield refreshing showers for adventurous visitors

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Many first-time Yellowstone Park visitors are surprised to learn the spray from Yellowstone geysers that reaches them on the boardwalks can be cool and refreshing on a hot summer day. But if you think about it, that superheated water (hotter than the normal boiling point of water due to underground pressure) is tossed high into the air as tiny droplets that cool quickly. A hundred feet up and a hundred feet back down can cool a fine mist in a hurry, giving adventurous Yellowstone visitors the chance to experience a unique shower. Continue Reading →

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Old Faithful Inn: Picture-perfect memories from an unforgettable Yellowstone destination

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In too many vacation spots, people spend the evenings in their rooms, connected to one kind of box or another. But at the Old Faithful Inn, with no TVs or WiFi service, the hotel's open space invites people to fill it. The main crowds from the day are elsewhere, and pretty much just those staying here for the night remain. And so, we gather. Continue Reading →

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