Purple Haze

Category: Spontaneous Moments


Photo and caption by Alison Scherer

In this unedited snapshot out the car window, we were trying to capture the raw majesty and dynamic nature of the landscape. Plus, our 10-month old in the backseat wasn't too keen on one more actual stop to get out of the car that day. What we didn't see in our drive-by view - and what we weren't expecting - was this "purple haze" that appears to be roiling across the field. What is it? Only Yellowstone knows the mysteries that lie within this one-of-a-kind natural treasure.

Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming


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