Two days ago we got rid of a bunch of active wasp nests all around the outside of our house. We have both paper wasps and mudpotter wasps. The nest in your photo looks like the kind our mudpotter wasps make.
Both kinds of wasps are black and yellow, but slightly different. We don't have the beautiful blue ones like the photo above.
It has been a banner year for wasps around here. For some reason, we have had way more wasp nests than usual this season.