Yellowstone Pictures, vol. 7
More of a good thing.
Spring, Upper Geyser Basin. I like this particular hot spring because the
water level rises and falls. When the water rises it sizzles. Usually Beach
does not overflow.
bison carcass was sitting in front of the dorms at Lake in the Spring of
'97 when I got there.
view looking south from Fishing Bridge, early spring '97. This is the place
where the Yellowstone River leaves Yellowstone Lake. The mountains in the
background are the Red Mountains.
of the ice on Yellowstone Lake. The lake is frozen over when the hotel
opens in early May. It stays that way for several more weeks. The breakup
is fairly quick once it gets going. The ice goes from a more or less solid
sheet to none at all in a few days.
lake shore later in the summer. I used to walk the shore between Lake and
Fishing Bridge a lot.
creek and snow in early May. I don't know exactly which creek, but it is
one of the ones that crosses the road between Norris and Canyon.
geyser. One of my few decent geyser pictures. (see the geyser
rant). Grotto is a predictable geyser. It has splashing eruptions that
last for hours. The start of the eruption is the most interesting part.
Not only are the splashes from Grotto higher at the start, but one of the
neighboring geysers will precede grotto with it's own eruption. I have
other pictures of Grotto here and here
. Why so many I don't know. Maybe because it is erupting about half the
on Geyser Hill, Upper Geyser Basin. The basins are especially otherworldly
at sunset and at night. They are less crowded too.
Yellowstone wolf, Woolfie. I had to have some kind of wolf picture, and
in my pictures of real wolves the wolves are too far away. You can read
about how I got to feed the wolves if you like.
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