The Other Worldliness of Yellowstone in Pictures!

May 10, 2017

Yellowstone road trip was the most complex in terms of planning and execution. I have written a detailed post here. In spite of all the this, Yellowstone memories are etched in our memories forever. Yellowstone gives you entirely other world feeling, as if you have landed on another planet.

You can check out my detailed post on planning a Yellowstone trip here. Dont miss out checking Grand Teton too.

If you are interested in other parks of USA, then check these posts too – like Arches, Zion, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands and Goblin Valley.

My best Yellowstone memories have been seeing those vivid colors coming out of the hot springs. These beautiful colors are because of the thriving heat loving microbes called as ‘Thermophiles’. They depend on variations in temperatures and how hot or cold the water is and an entirely different environment would be created for these microbes. The water spreads out of a hot spring and cools down creating concentric circles of varying temperature. Different colors visible to us indicate that they are all different environments for these bacteria. These thermophiles thrive in hot springs, few in hot water and few in gases like hydrogen sulphide creating a combination of colors.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words – Yellowstone

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Gibbon Falls
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Old Faithful Geyser – The most faithful of all.
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Sapphire pool hot spring
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The colors of Grand Prismatic
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Thermophiles at work

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White Dome Geyser

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Fountain’s paint pot
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Spasm Geyser

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Mr. Bison was standing for a few minutes in the middle of the road . We are lucky to have the front seat view.
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Dracon’s Mouth Spring
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Lower Falls in Yellowstone
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The crowd!
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Trying to spot a grizzly bear. No luck!

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Mammoth Hot Springs up close
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Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

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All roads leads to beautiful things in Yellowstone!
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Was lucky enough to witness a bear enjoying its meal. Before this, I saw these kinds of things on National Geographic channel as a kid.

Yellowstone is one of those trips which will surely leave you stunned and surprised. All we can do is marvel at the beauty of nature. Don’t miss to check out detailed post on planning Yellowstone here. Also do not miss to check my post for Grand Teton National Park.

You can check my posts on other parks of USA like Arches, Zion, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands and Goblin Valley.

Thank you for visiting! If you have any questions / suggestions / feedback you can comment below or send me an email. I would love to hear back from you.

Have a nice day!

 

 

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