The elements, Earth, Air, Fire, Water, are on display in Yellowstone National Park. But not quite in the obvious way.
The fire is the huge magma chamber underneath the caldera which superheats the water into highly pressured steam which erupts with great violence in the geysers. The breeze blows with the smell of sulfur and pushes the steam around until it dissipates.
I give you Old Faithful.
And Grande Geyser
America’s oldest National Park, Yellowstone, with my father at the world’s premier predictable geyser, Old Faithful.
America’s heritage and mine.
Here’s another picture of one of the hot springs in Yellowstone. The water is this beautiful turquoise color where it’s deep. You can judge the temperature of the water by the color of the bacteria living in it. The bacteria are called extremophiles because they can live in conditions that nothing else can survive in, in this case extreme heat.
This is one of the hot springs at Yellowstone National Park. The water is superheated, it will cook your hand to the bone if you’re foolish enough to put your hand in it. You can see the bones of some small animal that fell in and died.
The water is so hot, a bison fell into one of the springs a few winters ago and it was cooked to death before it could get out.
Yellowstone National Park, where the water seethes and boils under the ground and comes spewing up with a great roar.
Old Faithful geyser during one of it’s scheduled eruptions.