Geysers/hot springs, Yellowstone National Park
Impressive in size but infrequent and unpredictable. This old Faithful area geyser has the beginning of a cone growing around it.
This Geyser has built up a cone a few feet off shore. The influx of the warm spring water makes the lake look like tropical waters in this area.
Norris Geyser basin is one of Yellowstones most extensive geyser basins. It has the highest concentration of geysers, although not the most spectacular ones. These are at the old faithful area.
This hot spring got its name from its color. The water / mud combination is a brilliant blue and white.
Known for its great amount of constant steam. This is one of Yellowstones tallest geysers. However, its eruptions are irregular.
This spring is connected to the Steamboat geyser. The water will completely disappear during a Steamboat geyser eruption.
This geyser suffered a fairly recent violent eruption as evidenced by the rocks around it. The geyser basin is ever changing as former geysers and springs go dormant and new ones erupt.
This is one of the more surreal and also smelly of the hot springs. This area looks like one would imagine a volcano cauldron.
Although one of the smaller basins, West Thumb keeps up with its rivals for superb colouring in some of the pools.
The be-all and end-all of hot coloured pools.
Have a look at the off the beaten path tip to get a better view of the Spring.
Don't just visit Old faithful Geyser, but take the time to walk the boardwalks of at least one geyserbasin. You will never see such a sight again!
You really have to be lucky to see this one go off, it hasn't for two years. But when it goes it is the tallest and would be awesome. Just for fun it sputters hot water up to 2-3 feet.
Steamboat Geyser, at Norris Geyser Basin, is the world's tallest active geyser and has infrequent and unpredictable eruptions reaching 300-400 feet.
This particular area is filled with hot springs and mud pots in a dirty brown/black colour due to its high mud content.
There is a 2.5 mile walk around all these gysers in the Basin Aera. Old Faithful is here but make it a point to see the rest of this area ,a lot of the other Gysers have much more character.