If you have ever been to Yellowstone, there are a lot of things to marvel at. The geysers will amaze you and you keep wondering if you are sitting on the largest volcano in the US. The animals, the Buffalo or Bison, the elk, the wolf, the bear are all animals that are protected there, and they don’t mind people (to a point). The scenery is breathtaking, and a photographers dream. And so much more…. Let’s show some photos that have been taken by experienced photographers.
There are many National Parks in the United States. And Yellowstone was the very first National Park. It was so beautiful, and interesting, that the United States just wanted to call it it’s own.
The Yellowstone was established on 1 March 1872 and became the first national park in Wyoming. Yellowstone has dramatic canyons, alpine rivers, dense woodlands, hot bounds, and falling geysers, including the most famous. Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming is a 3,500-square-mile desert recreation area on the site of a hot volcano.
Half the world’s hydrothermal features are found at Yellowstone. Yellowstone National Park preserves more than 10,000 hydrothermal features — an extraordinary collection of hot springs, mudpots, fumaroles, travertine terraces and—of course —geysers. Microorganisms called thermophiles — meaning “heat loving” —live in these features and give the park its brilliant colors.
Sprinkled amid the hot springs are the rarest fountains of all —geysers —and Yellowstone has more than anywhere else on earth. The most famous: Old Faithful, which got its name in 1870 for its regularity. During the last few decades, the average interval between eruptions has lengthened, causing some to question its faithfulness. While this geyser has never erupted at exact hourly intervals, its eruptions are somewhat predictable. Plus, Old Faithful erupts more frequently than any of the other large geysers—around 17 times a day.
Yellowstone is home to the largest concentration of mammals in the lower 48. Yellowstone’s wildlife is abundant and diverse with an estimated 300 species of birds, 16 types of fish and 67 species of mammals — the largest number of mammal species in the contiguous United States. The list of mammals includes grizzly bears, wolves, lynx, fox, moose and elk. But remember, no matter how cool the animals are, you shouldn’t approach them. Park rules state that you must stay at least 100 yards from bears and wolves and at least 25 yards from other large animals.
Yellowstone has its own Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon isn’t just in Arizona —there’s also the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Created by erosion from the Yellowstone River, the canyon is more than 1,000 feet deep, 1,500-4,000 feet wide and roughly 20 miles long — it also provides endless views. One of the most photographed views in Yellowstone is the canyon from Artist Point, and we can definitely see why!
Also, not far from Yellowstone is another famous National Park: Grand Teton National Park:
Grand Teton National Park is an American national park in northwestern Wyoming. approximately 310,000 acres, the park includes the main peaks of the 40-mile-long Teton Mountains, as well as the northern part of the valley known as Jackson Hole. Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming was established in 1929.
Yellowstone has it’s interesting features, but the scenery in Yellowstone is so amazing, you just want to take a lot of scenery photos:
If the super volcano on which the park is located erupted today it is estimated it would result in over 90,000 deaths instantly and would spread molten ash as far as 1000 miles away in a layer that could be up to 10 feet thick.
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Yellowstone is subject to between 1000 and 3000 earthquakes annually and is one of the most seismically active areas on the continent. The last significant earthquake occurred there in 2017 with a 4.36 magnitude tremor.