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Travel Light While Exploring Yellowstone National Park

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Old Faithful Geyser

Eruption Old Faithful Geyser

Perhaps Mother Nature knew we all needed a bunch of rainbows when she created Old Faithful Geyser at Yellowstone National Park  - who provides us not only with regularly timed eruptions, but also the rainbows which dwell within them.  

Surprisingly, Old Faithful Geyser is also a good predictor of earthquakes whenever the geyser's eruptions are delayed or less in volume -- an earthquake generally follows within the next few weeks in the region surrounding Yellowstone. yellowstone national park

Yellowstone Caldera


In case you are not familiar with the word "caldera" - it's a large volcanic crater formed from the collapse of the mouth of a volcano.

The Yellowstone Caldera in Yellowstone National Park, in northwestern Wyoming is thought to be created over 640,000 years ago.  It's huge in terms of miles (30 x 45 miles in size).  And the inside is thought to be from 3 to 7 miles deep.

Yellowstone Lake

Yellowstone Lake

Yellowstone Lake is huge, in fact the largest freshwater lake in the national park.  And if you are a fisherman or woman this is the premier place to fish for Yellowstone cutthroat trout and non-native lake trout.  You'll also find lake chubbs,  longnose dace, longnose suckers, minnows, and redside shiners, 

You'll also see canoes, kayaks,   powerboats, and sailboats out on Yellowstone Lake.  On the shore wildlife abounds, especially moose and of course, grizzly bears.

Grand Prismatic Spring

Grand Prismatic Spring

Grand Prismatic Spring is 100% the largest hot spring in the United States and ranks 3rd in the world for largest hot springs.  Found in the Midway Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park.  

It's definitely a photographer's dream subject when it comes to thermal bodies of water.  No where else will you find the brightness array of magical colors in such a size.  It's almost sensory overload in colors and hues.  And it's rainbow like in terms of contrasting colors with its brilliant blue center.

Upper and Lower Yellowstone Falls

Upper Yellowstone Falls

These two spectacular water falls inside Yellowstone National Park are among the most viewed waterfalls in the American West.  

There are happily a number of vantage points for photographing and viewing them.  Be sure to remember that while they are the largest and most well-know of Yellowstone waterfalls -- there are many other waterfalls that while more remote are also worthy of hiking to see.

Morning Glory Pool

Morning Glory Pool

Like a morning glory flower just opening up to greet each day, Morning Glory Pool delights the senses when it comes to simply being a a hot spring.  

Sadly, this hot spring's natural beauty is still another example of human's damage to Mother Nature's fragile balance due to people deliberately and accidentally throwing objects into it - prompting some to say it's quickly becoming a garbage can or is now a "faded glory."

It's still more than worth seeing and photographing but please respect this dainty hot spring so that can regain its former glory.

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