Lamar Valley -- Lone Tree Panorama
After scrounging a somewhat last-minute dinner on our second evening in Yellowstone, we decided to turn our attention away from both falling and spurting water and towards Yellowstone's "wilder side". The Lamar Valley is located in the northeast corner of the park; you drive through it when approaching the park from the Northeast entrance. It also happens to be one of the better places in the park to see wildlife.
We drove through the valley and did get to see some wildlife, though not that much -- several bison (see later images) and a black bear that was too far away to photograph. The land itself, however, was strikingly beautiful. This is a typical panoramic view taken from the road, which curves and twists its way through the valley.