Yellowstone is the most distant spot of my trip and the most desired one. It’s considered to be the first national park in the world. The sheer size of it is a host of many geothermal features, lakes, forests, waterfalls and most importantly wildlife. One of the most famous features of Yellowstone is Old Faithful geyser, it erupts boiling water every 90 minutes and shoots up to 50 meters high.
Many other smaller geysers and springs can be found in surroundings, they erupt randomly but for most of them there are estimations written on boards so you know when to expect next eruption.
They look quite amazing but they stink very badly.
This one with large deposits is called Castle Geyser.
Partially because of volcanic lands and partially because of fire, vast majority of trees are dying in Yellowstone.
Hot springs are the other part of Yellowstone that you can’t miss, coloration of those springs are a result of bacteria.
The biggest and the mot beautiful spring in Yellowstone is Grand Prismatic Spring.
It has vivid colors ranging from green to red , and the center of the spring is blue because of purity of the water and high depth. The size is about 80x90m and it is 50m deep.
You can see the regular viewing point and a trail for visitors on the photo, but from there you can’t actually see the whole beauty of it, so in order to get a better perspective I climbed the hill in front of the spring. And that’s the view you want to see, the orange colored matts and deep blue water.
There are 2 major waterfalls on the Yellowstone river, upper and lower falls. I could get closer to the lower falls from both banks , from left viewing point there is a magnificent view to the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and the lower fall itself.
Next day I found the trail to the right bank of the river form where you can face the front of the lower falls.
Lamar valley is the area with highest concentration of bison. In some parts of the valley you can find winding ponds and rivers and wildlife in background.
Sunrise over Grand Canyon of Yellowstone
I decided to split my story of Yellowstone into 2 parts, this one is dedicated to nature and next story I will dedicate to wildlife of Yellowstone.
November 20, 2012
The photos are really nice. 🙂
November 20, 2012
Thanks a lot ! 🙂
December 18, 2012
Wow, all those places look and sound so baeutiful, I would really love to go there one day! I videos of Beautiful America where really lovely, specifically the Grand Canyon the Colorado River is baeutiful!!