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|We stayed for two days in the Yellowstone NP. But two days were too short. We all know the geysers, but the rest of the landscape, fauna and flora is fascinating and itג€™s much bigger then I thought. |
Here a few of the hundreds of photos I made.
Yellowstone National Park is a national park located primarily in the U.S. state of Wyoming, although it also extends into Montana and Idaho. It was established by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872. Yellowstone was the first National Park in the U.S. and is also widely held to be the first national park in the world. The park is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features, especially Old Faithful Geyser, one of its most popular features.It has many types of ecosystems, but the subalpine forest is the most abundant. It is part of the South Central Rockies forests ecoregion.
Native Americans have lived in the Yellowstone region for at least 11,000 years. Aside from visits by mountain men during the early-to-mid-19th century, organized exploration did not begin until the late 1860s. Management and control of the park originally fell under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior, the first being Columbus Delano. However, the U.S. Army was subsequently commissioned to oversee management of Yellowstone for a 30-year period between 1886 and 1916. In 1917, administration of the park was transferred to the National Park Service, which had been created the previous year. Hundreds of structures have been built and are protected for their architectural and historical significance, and researchers have examined more than 1,000 archaeological sites.
Yellowstone National Park spans an area of 8.983 km2 , comprising lakes, canyons, rivers and mountain ranges. Yellowstone Lake is one of the largest high-elevation lakes in North America and is centred over the Yellowstone Caldera, the largest supervolcano on the continent. The caldera is considered an active volcano. It has erupted with tremendous force several times in the last two million years. Half of the world's geothermal features are in Yellowstone, fuelled by this ongoing volcanism. Lava flows and rocks from volcanic eruptions cover most of the land area of Yellowstone. The park is the centrepiece of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the largest remaining nearly-intact ecosystem in the Earth's northern temperate zone.
Hundreds of species of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles have been documented, including several that are either endangered or threatened. The vast forests and grasslands also include unique species of plants. Yellowstone Park is the largest and most famous megafauna location in the Continental United States. Grizzly bears, wolves, and free-ranging herds of bison and elk live in the park. The Yellowstone Park bison herd is the oldest and largest public bison herd in the United States. Forest fires occur in the park each year; in the large forest fires of 1988, nearly one third of the park was burnt. Yellowstone has numerous recreational opportunities, including hiking, camping, boating, fishing and sightseeing. Paved roads provide close access to the major geothermal areas as well as some of the lakes and waterfalls.
During the winter, visitors often access the park by way of guided tours that use either snow coaches or snowmobiles.
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Taken with the subject very much in mind, great atmosphere with the steam and mist. Great dof and clarity. Colours are great.
Thanks for sharing.
Beautiful picture from Yellowstone National Park. Eye catching landscape formation. I like its color as well as far mist and trees formation. Foreground details are very nice. Excellent work.
WS pictures are also very very good.
Thanks for sharing,
- [2016-11-01 16:15]
Hi Peter,i seen something like that during my last trip in Iceland and it's nice to compare the same phenomenons from a different place. The pic is a spectacle,fantastic capture with bright colors and the best sharpness too,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
- [2016-11-01 18:06]
Awesome is the only word that can describe this image. You have given us a tiny glimpse of all Yellowstone has to offer. Gorgeous colors, outstanding detail and perfect exposure is just a few descriptive word for this lovely image.
- [2016-11-02 8:36]
Beautiful photo. I have not visited Yellowstone Park yet. When I read the the book "A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson, I found the region fiery and awesome. Your photo reflects its true nature.
- [2016-11-04 0:16]
Magnificent landscape, Peter. The fog adds to the composition and the red/orange ground is eye catching.
Beautiful photo of the geyser area, not a phenomenon which is often seen on TN. Great colors, nice composition, and the little overexposion on the clouds at the top right doesn't bother me either. Nice shot. Thanks for sharing.
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