Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton, USA


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Yellowstone National Park is America\’s first national park. Located in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, it is home to a variety of wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, bison, and elk. There are Old Faithful and a collection of the world\’s most extraordinary geysers and hot springs, and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
Grand Teton Range is a mountain range of the Rocky Mountains in North America. A north-south range, it is on the Wyoming side of the state's border with Idaho, just south of Yellowstone National Park.

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Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton, USA

  1. 1. Emigrant Peak<br />Chico Hot Springs, Montana<br />
  2. 2. Devil’s slide<br />Devil’s slide<br />View at Gardiner, North Entrance <br />
  3. 3. Gallatin Range Mountain Wilderness<br />
  4. 4. New Sculpture added to the Roosevelt Arch area on May 17 ’09 to promote the art of balancing<br />
  5. 5. or “dry geysers”, are holes in the ground that release water vapor and other gases. The smell of rotten eggs comes from the sulfuric acid in the steam. <br />Fumaroles<br />also called thermal pool, contained an array of colors depending upon water temperature, <br />mineral or algae content, and absorption of light. <br />Hot Spring<br />are hot springs that periodically erupt, shooting scalding water and steam into the air. <br />are hot springs that periodically erupt, shooting scalding water and steam into the air. <br />Geysers<br />hot water mixes with clay and other minerals. In the spring and fall the pots are thin and soupy; the mud bubbles and boils. In late summer they thicken and have been known to hurl hot mud 10 to 15 feet high. <br />Mud <br />Pot<br />Thermal Features in Yellowstone National Park<br />
  6. 6. Fast Facts of Daisy Geyser<br />Daisy Geyser is part of interconnected group of geyser and hot springs <br />Underground cracks and fissures allow water and heat to circulate between them<br />Daisy Geyser erupts to heights of 75 feet or more<br />On average, the duration of Daisy Geyser’s eruptions are 3 to 5 minutes<br />
  7. 7. Daisy Geyser<br />
  8. 8. Eruption of Beehive Geyser<br />
  9. 9. Riverside Geyser<br />This isolated spring is one of the most regular geysers in Yellowstone. Its 75 foot (23 m) eruption lasts about half an hour and is followed by an interval between 5.5 to 7 hours. <br />
  10. 10. Grand Geyser<br />haha….<br />eruption of another geyser, <br />Grand Geyser<br />
  11. 11. Castle Geyser<br />A steam phase follows <br />which lasts <br />another 10 minutes<br />The watershoots<br /> between 60-90 feet <br />blasts for about 15 minutes<br />The cycle repeat. <br />Total duration of eruption <br />was about 50 minutes<br />
  12. 12. Castle <br />Geyser<br />We waited 2 hours <br />in the morning <br />‘no eruption’ occur <br />but we refused <br />to give up….<br />waited 45 min <br />in evening <br />the same day <br />and our patience <br />paid off.<br />This Cone Geyser<br />erupted for<br />a duration of <br />45 minutes<br />And <br />at a certain angle<br />with the <br />evening Sunlight<br />we saw the<br />‘’ rainbow ‘’<br />10 minutesSteam Phase<br />
  13. 13. Magic Show<br />
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  16. 16. Sunset at Mommoth Campground<br />
  17. 17. Mommoth Hot Springs<br />
  18. 18. Thermophiles inMommoth Hot Springs<br />Travertine<br />
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  20. 20. Liberty Cap<br />Minerva Terrace<br />
  21. 21. Map of West Thumb Geyser Basin<br />
  22. 22. Seimographer Pool <br />167oF<br />
  23. 23. Yellowstone Lake<br />West Thumb <br /> Boardwalk<br />
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  25. 25. Chicmonk under the boardwalk <br />Yummy !!<br />
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  27. 27. Crested Spring<br />Grand Prismatic Spring<br />
  28. 28. Fishing Cone in Yellowstone Lake <br />
  29. 29. Steamboat Geyser<br /> When erupts, it can rocket the scalding water <br />90-120 meters <br />into the air –<br />2/3 times the average height of Old Faithful and steam roars <br />24 hours after. Howver steamboat’s major eruption occur <br />4 days to 50 years apart<br />
  30. 30. Aamazing! a small mushroom found growing on cooler ground of thermal area<br />
  31. 31. Pearl Geyser<br /> Porkchop Geyser<br />
  32. 32. Midway Geyser Basin<br />
  33. 33. Black Opal Spring<br />The name is misleading<br />
  34. 34. Puff <br />and <br />Stuff <br />Geyser<br />I don’t know how the name come about. BTW, there are too many to be named & it’s quite a task to name them according to their unique characters<br />
  35. 35. Fearless<br />Geyser<br />
  36. 36. At 122-140oF Whirligig’s run off channel is hot enough to burn you. Thermophiles living here use iron as energy. These chemical users are called “Chemotrophs”<br />Whirligig<br />Thermophiles algae, including Cyanidium, inhibit the green channel. They use light as energy (photosynthesize). These “Phototrophs” live where temperature range from 100-103oF<br />
  37. 37. Sunset @ Yellowstone<br />
  38. 38. Menu From a Chinese Restaurant Outside West Entrance<br />
  39. 39. Do you want a T-shirt with print of your choice? Go West Entrance<br />
  40. 40. This was the first grizzly bear we saw in YNP <br />Grizzlies have a distinct hump on their shoulders that is higher than their rump. This hump is a mass of muscle that makes their front legs powerful digging tools. <br />
  41. 41. 2nd Grizzly bear we saw, <br />the 2 yrs-old was limping, <br />its left hind leg was injured <br />
  42. 42. Hey Folks, Let the poor grizzly <br />rest to recuperate. <br />I hope that it get well soon and <br />Pray for its full recovery.<br />
  43. 43. They were abiding the traffic rules<br />This was a female bison<br />Shedding for summer<br />
  44. 44. Tower FallCherie at the base of Tower Fall<br />
  45. 45. Mystic Spring <br />Crater Spring <br />
  46. 46. Golden Gate<br />Gibbon Fall<br />
  47. 47. Grand Canyon of Yellowstone<br />
  48. 48. Grand Canyon of Yellowstone<br />
  49. 49. <<<< Swan on the rock !<br /> Cannot see….<br />Hey buddy, you lack imagination.<br />This one is straight forward <br />
  50. 50. Can you see a pair of swans in the sky?<br />
  51. 51. Crater Spring<br />Beryl Spring<br />
  52. 52. Beauty Pool<br />
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  56. 56. Historic Fishing Bridge<br />
  57. 57. Bunsen Peak<br />Bunsen Peak and the "Bunsen burner" were both named for the German physicist, Robert Wilhelm Bunsen.<br />
  58. 58. View of Rockies from (Yellowstone Lake?)<br />
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  60. 60. View of Young Rockies at Jenny Lake<br />
  61. 61. View of Young Rockies at Jenny Lake<br />
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  64. 64. Sunset at Grand Teton<br />
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  66. 66. Sunset at the Dam, Grand Teton<br />
  67. 67. Sunset at the Dam, Grand Teton<br />
  68. 68. The Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole<br />
  69. 69. Matthew 11:29-30 (New International Version)Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."<br />