The Most Wondrous Place on Earth, Part 2

Geysers, dazzling colors, wildlife – the wonder of Yellowstone National Park:

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Ranger Jim explaining the results of Old Faithful's colonoscopy. The blockage above his thumb is where the pressure builds up before each eruption.
Ranger Jim explaining the results of Old Faithful’s colonoscopy. The blockage above his thumb is where the pressure builds up before each eruption.
Lion Geyser
Lion Geyser

The Grand Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone is a feast of colors:

Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park

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Bison in a steam bath.
Bison in a steam bath.
The link at the top of the page is not to the National Park Service as I would prefer. The NPS websites are not operating during the government shutdown.

18 thoughts on “The Most Wondrous Place on Earth, Part 2

      1. I would love to see it in T-shirt weather. It was already May when we were there, and we didn’t expect it to be so cold. It turned out to be quite and adventure on those icy roads. 🙂

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  1. The Grand Prismatic Spring is one of our favorites. There is a trail behind the spring that takes you to another trail up the side of a steep hill. This spot looks down on the spring from way above. I believe this is where most of the higher level photos are taken. It is quite a climb but so worth it:)

    Don’t you just love the bison all covered in white from the steam! So cute!

    Wonderful photos.

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    1. Thanks! I wish I’d known about the trail. I should have read the brochure. Although I think we were running out of steam by that point and I was just snap, snap, snapping and jumping back in the truck. Maybe a third visit is in order!

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