Photos by Pratik

It’s a peppers bonanza 🌶

One of my favorite places in Reading Terminal, Philadelphia.

Street mural, Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia City Hall is an imposing and impressive edifice.

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Independence Hall as seen through the Constitution Center couple of blocks down the road.

Philly is nice and all but dunno about love 😊

Roaring Mountain.

To be honest, more of a hissing mountain.

Lamar Valley in Yellowstone is one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Lamar Valley in Yellowstone

I still can’t believe how brilliant these colors were.

Grand Prismatic hot springs, Yellowstone.

From atop the lower Yellowstone Falls early in the morning.

Stay at least 25 yards away from a bison, they told us. I guess the bison that sauntered past our car didn’t get that memo.

What did the buffalo say when its calf went to college?

Bison.

Standing Tall.

Mammoth Springs Upper Terraces, Yellowstone NP.

While driving back from Lamar Valley in Yellowstone, we spotted this bear near the roadside. Initially we thought it was a grizzly but it may be a brown black bear.

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We spied this little fella enjoying his dinner while floating down the Snake River at the foothills of the Grand Tetons.

Most national parks are proud to be called heaven on earth but I think Yellowstone is fine with some of the early explorers thinking of it as hell on earth.

Sky is not the limit

The occasional cascades on the Yellowstone river were a welcome sight in the otherwise silent but fast moving water. We saw some Harlequin ducks near these.

The oldest (and the only) Church in the Grand Teton NP

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The walks and the drives

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The granddaddy of all hot springs in Yellowstone NP - the Grand Prismatic

“Baba, why is it called Yellowstone National Park?” Me: “This is why”

A male elk with a head full of antlers dropped by to say hello by the roadside 🦌

Evening at the Tetons

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We had an awesome 6+ mile hike up through the Cascade Canyon (again bear country) in Grand Tetons NP and the views were worth it 😍 For a part of the hike, we actually hiked through snow.

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