Yellowstone – Thermals

(nr Madison Jct WY)
Yellowstone National Park is noted for its thermal features. While they were not of the most interest for me, I still enjoyed seeing them. Colorful, steaming, bubbling, boiling and spouting they were an unusual sight.

Geyser, hill

Old Faithful at Yellowstone National Park

Old Faithful Geyser
My timing was perfect as I arrived just ten minutes before Old Faithful blew. Unfortunately, I left my camera in the rig, and there was no time to return. So, I used my iPad mini. However, somehow it was set on video and extracting a single frame meant taking a screen shot.

I got to meet a fellow blogger that I’ve been following from their beginning. We both started RVing about the same time and from the same part of the country. She is working the summer at the park, and advised me about what to see on my short visit.

Colorful hot spring

Grand Prismatic Spring

Grand Prismatic Spring
A boardwalk took me out across an area of thermals with a variety of colors, shapes and textures. Lots of steam and boiling hot springs. It was visually delightful.

Hot stream cascade

Cascade from Grand Prismatic

Steamy hot spring

Hot spring ripples

Artists Paintpots
The paint pots were not what I expected. Still, with their varied colors, oval shapes, and messy presentation I could see how they got the name. Some were mud pots, others boiling or flowing. Trying to photograph one when it was spouting was a challenge.

Pool & wildflowers

Artists Paintpots

Mud boiling

Bubbling mud pot

The hydrothermal features were colorful and interesting. There really was more variety than these photos show. So, I chose a few that were representative of the different types of thermal features. Hope you enjoy seeing them.

Spouting hot spring

Errupting paintpot

Having experienced some thermals, other sights were calling me at Yellowstone. So, I continued on down the road.

Site: Yellowstone NP – Thermals
Scene: Geysers, mudpots, hot springs, steam

Also see: Yellowstone-Waterfalls and Yellowstone-Wildlife

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