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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

YELLOWSTONE NATIOAL PARK-USA Adventure Part 24

While we were at Yellowstone N.P. we visited the West Thumb Geyser field and yellowstone Lake.

Steam rises out of the ground.

Boiling water springs out of the ground.

The lake was like a mirror.




Ponds of boiling water surrounded by calcium carbonate of different colours.

This whole area is part of a huge caldera of the biggest volcano on the continent and it is still classed as active.

Firehole Falls

15 comments:

  1. Great pictures, great place! I enjoy your posts about places we've been as much as I do your posts that teach me about new worlds (well, or at least new continents).

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  2. Can you swim in the lake? Is it warm water? Are these daft questions?

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  3. Wow Diane... those are fabulous pictures. I cannot wait to see that place...

    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  4. Great pics. Amazing what nature comes up with.

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  5. Your pictures are amazing. I can't get over how clear the lake water is. Firehole Falls is beautiful as well.

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  6. That hasn't changed a bit !

    I remember the toilets there ! Awful, full of syringes and other drug stuff. Young completely stoned people were laying around. I didn't understand and asked my uncle and he said : there is no law against drugs, that's why they are here. That was in 1971 !!

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  7. What a beautiful place. I had no idea is was so stunning.

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  8. Amazing the difference steam and mist make to the atmosphere! Wonderful photos and a fascinating spot!!

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  9. Fabulous pictures. Really nice to see.

    We watched a special about Yellowstone and the huge caldera it sits over. The whole place will, someday, explode and depopulate about half of the US.

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  10. beautiful spaces and scenery and great shots of the steam. i am wondering now where they came up with the name Firehole for a stream like that.

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  11. Great photos, Diane. The second-to-last one is like a work of art...amazing colors and shapes.

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  12. Your photography is wonderful, Diane. You capture the soul of every place you visit. What you have done for us is far better than any travel magazine or travelogue! You should seriously consider having yourself published.

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  13. I remember the awful smell of the boiling water, the rotten eggs smell. But the area is very special spectacluar.

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  14. Wonderful photos, Diane! They all bring back great memories of my trip. It is a beautiful park.

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  15. Fantastic pictures, just like I remember it. Can't wait to get back there one of these days.

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