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Twin Lakes, Yellowstone National Park, U.S.A.

Twin Lakes, Yellowstone National Park, U.S.A.

Photograph and blog post by Jim Jones, U.S.A.

Twin Lakes, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, U.S.A.

Why is photographing Twin Lakes, Yellowstone National Park on the Snap Spotz: photographer’s bucket list?

Twin Lakes was one of the most peaceful and beautiful places I saw in Yellowstone. The lake is shallow and the air is still, which gives it a glassy surface. The clouds are usually high and wispy, just as you see in the photo. Yellowstone is an amazing place to visit, and this photo just encapsulates the beauty I found there.

Twin Lakes, Yellowstone National Park - Jim Jones
Twin Lakes, Yellowstone National Park – Jim Jones

When is the best time to snap a photo of Twin Lakes, Yellowstone National Park?

Because the Twin Lakes are aligned roughly north-south, there are two good times to photograph: earlier in the morning and later in the afternoon to catch the sunset. I caught this scene in the late summer, but I’d imagine it would be a beautiful place anytime from late spring to late fall.

Where is the best spot to snap a photo of Twin Lakes, Yellowstone National Park

The best place to take a photo of Twin Lakes is at the southernmost lake of Twin Lakes in Yellowstone. Approximately 12mi WNW from Canyon Village General Store. The photo was taken at the edge of the lake just a few feet off the road.

This destination can easily be driven to from any location in Yellowstone. It’s found just a few yards from the edge of the road along US-89. The walk is easy and the ground is typically flat.

Tips or recommendations for Twin Lakes, Yellowstone National Park

There is an entry fee to get into Yellowstone. This location is on National Park Service land.


Photographer

Jim Jones, USA | Travel Stories and Images

Jim Jones photo
Jim Jones from Travel Stories and Images

Camera Settings

Camera Nikon D610
LensRokinon 14mm
Camera Settings f/11, 1/200 sec. exposure. ISO 200.
Set on aperture priority
Tripod, filters, wireless remoteNo
Photo editing toolAdobe Lightroom and and Skylum Software Luminar 3
Resources / Apps for preparationUS National Park Service official maps.
The Photographer’s Ephemeris (iPhone app) to determine the angle of the sun and sunrise/sunset times.

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