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This is the Moose antler I found in Cache Creek Canyon that I sold for cash in 2008.
From a view spot called Artist's Viewpoint the lower falls of the Yellowstone River. There is a trail that leads down to the brink of the falls on the right side.
Bison and calves sen near Old Faithful Lodge in Yellowstone.
Castle Geyser along the Geyser boardwalk. There is a boardwalk that has to be followed so no one will walk on the delicate mineral springs or step into a boiling pool.
Chromatic Geyser. Some geysers look like gentle pools of boiling sulphic water and only go off evey once in a while, some erupt on a scheduled basis like Old Faithfuls average every 60 minute cycle. The colors are from different algae that can survive in the boiling water, different colors for different temps. Much of the grasses are killed off surrounding the pools from the toxic minerals. Small Brine Flies can often also be seen foraging in the edges of the pools.
I call this one Snail Hot Springs, I don't think it had a name plaque. The water is a greenish color mainly from temperture.
This one is actually bloing , see the front edge? And its a deep one. As the pool erupts and flows over its edge and then cools and the water sinks back down, minerals are left behind leaving the lace-like effect around its brim.
This large pool shows its algae colors well.
Dragon's Mouth Geyser's. This is two side by side images photosticthed together.
Beautiful mineral lined edge of a hot spring.
Lewis Falls in south Yellowstone Park
Flame like orange and red hot water flows. Thats Buffalo dung in the middle of it. In winter the Bison, Elk and Deer live in and around the Geyser Basin to stay warm.
A domed geyser erupting. As the mineral build up over centuries they form domes as the water spurts out their tops.
Another geyser erupts along the boardwalk. The strong smell of sulfuic gas is all around the Geyser Basin, sometime its overwelming.
"More beauty than I can bare...,Like beauty, with beauty overlaid" said John Muir apon seeing wilderness slendors.
Giant Geyser is thought to have erupting 1000s of years.
The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and the lower falls. This is many layers of volcanic ash and pumice. The canyon is nearly 1000 feet deep. Colors here are from old hot springs and minerals like Iron Oxide (rust) leaching out and oxidizing on the surface.
The view of the canyon behind me and down the Yellowstone River.
Two geyser spring's flows down over into the Firehole River. The water of the river is still cold spring and snow melt, where the hot water and cold meet is comfortably warm to soak in.
Like a giant eye, a hot spring boils up to the surface.
Granite Hot Springs, note the water is hotter in winter than in summer. This is actually south of Jackson.
This hot spring is cooler than the others and looks like a bird with outstretched wings?
Another view point on the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and the lower falls.
Upper Yellowstone Falls, are about a mile upstream of the lower falls.The bridge in the background is how one gets to the lower falls trail.
A mud hot spring, this is one of two called the Dragon's Mouth, because the geyser has collapsed and the water now boils behind the wet wall, when the forces are too great the muddy water erupts up and out with a gurgling rumble.
The same pool just after eruption, the hot sulfuric gas and steam pouring out as the water boils.
Rings of orange Algae on the edge of a hot spring.
Shield Geyser, welcomes with cool (hot) blue waters.
Explaination of the Dragon's Mouth Springs.
Spouter Geyser boils feverishly in brillant blue.
The Lewis River in southern Yellowstone Park, flows thru the burnt forests of the 1988 fire, shot in May 2008.
Old Faithful and the Old Faithful Lodge. The water shoots as high as 200 feet.
Entrane walk to Old faithful from the lodge, thousand of people from around the world see it erupt hourly each day. Even in winter with snowmobilers,crosscountry skiers and tourists in snowcat vehicles flock around the see its age old splendor.
Yellowstone Lake's water fill in the volcanic caldera waiting for the Super-Volcano to erupt again.
I hope some or many of you the chance if you have'nt already to Vist Jackson Hole, the Tetons and Yellowstone Nat Park.