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Images of Yellowstone - A Photo Gallery
Yellowstone National Park in a Gallery
It would be a nearly impossible task to try to adequately even attempt to capture all of what Yellowstone National Park "is." I took too many photos to count, but I realized that I actually didn't even touch the surface of Yellowstone really.
This gallery is a small representation of what we saw in Yellowstone, and what is available in Yellowstone to see. There is so much that could be shown, but this hub is dedicated to our little view of Yellowstone we had this last Summer on a trip there. I want to go back. I hope below, that you will see why. Please know that you can click on any of the photos to see a close up view, especially for the smaller photos.
Photos of Yellowstone National Park
Photo 1 - This is one of my favorite images of Yellowstone because I think it captures a lot in one photo. There is everything from water in the distance flowing along, wildflowers, grasses, dead trees, live and new trees, a lot of blue sky and pure air, to name a few things. If there is any chance you could go there, it is worth going.
Photo 2 - This is a view that you can often see, or a form of it, where you are driving right along beautiful flowing creeks and streams as seen through trees. Sometimes you see just a lot of grass, or a lake, or a waterfall as well. Its truly beautiful country.
Photo 3 - Different kinds of trees growing down a large hillside, with a wide expanse of blue sky and clouds.
Photo 4 - One of many large ponds in the area. It was a joy to see some naturally growing lily pad ponds as well. You can see a section of water plants growing in this photo.
Photo 5 - Flowing green hills with trees growing readily. There are large sections of dead trees that leave one wondering, "was that from a fire, or a pest or something else like rust?" The thing is, it just gave more diversity, even the dead trees, and the new ones never seemed to quit rising up in their places.
Photo 6 - A field of flowers in bloom, rising up to meet the trees.
Photo 7 - Large, curving stream or creek going to and fro throughout the beautiful landscape. I could watch it for days.
Photo 8 - A unique place, with an even more unique name if that were possible. This is one of the sheepeater cliffs. There is some history about the "sheepeater" other than a geological description. These kind of deposits are from hot lava, at least in part. There is a series of exposed cliffs like these. They are made up of columnar basalt. Incredibly fascinating to observe, and I had never seen anything like it before then.
Photo 9 - One of the gorgeous mountains in the distance, trees here and there and lots of rock as well.
Photo 10 - The amazing Liberty Cap, a dormant hot spring cone. This is was huge, in my opinion, and I also had never seen anything like this before. There is simply so much going on under the surface in much of this area. People are warned to always , always stay on the paths only. There is huge risk of not staying on the paths. As you will see, besides the intense heat of the water bubbling beneath the surfaces, there just isn't much life that can survive where this water bubbles onto directly. Beautiful formations however.
Photo 11 - As I had said, there isn't any plant life here, if you notice. There is constant water and bubbling going on here and there, and steam. It creates some amazing things to view however.
Photo 12 - Here you can see the infamous "Devil's Thumb", its the black cone there. This is another area that if I had the time, would spend much more time exploring. One could really get their exercise, and there was always more and more to see.
Photo 13 - This is what happens to the trees that do survive the area for a time. Once the water flows there however, it seems to kill things off. I liked how this looked all the same.
Photo 14 - One of the many waterfalls in Yellowstone, and I believe is called Yellowstone Waterfalls. This was one of my favorite places, and the sound alone was astounding even at a far distance. It was almost an overwhelming force or presence that was quite humbling. Absolutely gorgeous and amazing. The color of the canyon looking the other direction was amazing in itself.
Photo 15 - One of the many hot springs areas, with the typical steam coming out. The water would be gurgling and bubbling, and you could smell sulfur very often. One reason to stay on paths, besides the obvious, was that one part of one of the parking lots was caving in and steam was coming up out of it! It was marked up for repair, but this land is alive and moving underneath. Very very fascinating stuff to me.