Today, the USPS has revealed the last preview of their collection of 16 new Forever Stamps commemorating the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service. The first-day-of-issue ceremony will take place on June 2nd at Javit’s Center in New York City at 11 AM during the once a decade World Stamp Show, which runs from May 28th through June 4th and promises to be a can’t-miss event for stamp collectors from across the globe.
I’m so proud to have this photograph of bison silhouetted against the rising sun represent Yellowstone National Park in this series of commemorative stamps. I captured this image on a 30-below morning in the Lamar Valley region of Yellowstone in the days of film, prior to being able to instantly preview the image digitally or even download it to a local computer or laptop. I had to wait until we returned home to Seattle to know if I had captured a worth-while image.
In the end, the photo turned out to be a success, and I couldn’t be happier to see my work become part of this campaign to honor some of the most beautiful places in the world. Yellowstone was the world’s first national park, and it is tremendously meaningful for myself and what inspires me to do what I do to be included in this historic anniversary.