Hot Spring in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park in Pictures

We had to cut our time short in Yellowstone National Park because we spent too long exploring the Grand Tetons (post coming soon), but even with a few hours, we were rather impressed with what we saw. When we first arrived, after a scenic journey on a two-lane highway trailing from one park to the next, we pulled into a grocery store for a snack and a coffee…but encountered a road block: a bull elk.

Elk in Yellowstone National ParkElk in Yellowstone National Park

Then, we went to watch Old Faithful spew steaming hot water from a hole in the Earth…with hundreds of other tourists. She was faithful, spewing on the hour (give or take 10 minutes in her old age), every hour. We caught the show just before a thunder and lightening storm lit up the sky behind her like fireworks on the Fourth of July.

Old Faithful at YellowstoneTourists at Old Faithful in Yellowstone Old Faithful in Yellowstone

Next, we ventured further north to find the Grand Prismatic hot springs – several blue lagoons gurgling with boiling, turquoise water amidst nature’s perfect backdrop. They did not disappoint.

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With over 300 geysers and 10,000 thermal features, it’s no wonder the world’s first national park remains one of the best. One afternoon is certainly not enough. I’m hoping to return in the next few months for a camping adventure at one of the 12 campgrounds inside the park.

 

Have you ever been to Yellowstone? What’s your favorite national park, worldwide?

 

Yellowstone National Park in Pictures

Written by:Jessica J. Hill

 

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24 Comments

  1. Lori says:

    It looks simply amazing! I hope that, if I ever go to the US, I’ll visit this park!

  2. Beautiful pictures…I will have to add this to my list…

  3. Jennifer says:

    Live those photos of the elk! I’ve never been to Yellowstone, but I do want to go hiking there.

  4. Nicole Melancon says:

    Hey Jessica:

    This is the first time I checked out your blog since you changed over and wow it looks great! I just hired someone to move mine over (I’m way to scared to even try myself given how many posts and images I have) and am a bit nervous. Did you loose any readers or feel like your WP community was lost? Also, looks like you can’t do the WP “Like” button like before. I miss that. I also worry that I may have less comments when you have to enter in so much information every time. I am thinking about using a service that lets you pick your WP gravator or fb page or twitter info as a one click stop to fill in comments. Anyways, looks great! Any advice on the move would be fabulous!!! Nicole

    • jessicajhill says:

      Hi, Nicole! Thanks for stopping by. I changed it over a while ago myself, and it wasn’t too difficult! I have noticed that the pictures in a few of my posts didn’t transfer for whatever reason, but they’re older posts and I haven’t yet wanted to deal with updating them. Mostly, the transfer went smoothly and the WordPress.com guys were helpful. I don’t think I lost very many readers. If you install Jetpack on your new domain (assuming you’re switching to WordPress.org?), you can ask the guys at WordPress.com to transfer all of your email subscribers sp you won’t lose any of them. I also set up a redirect, so anyone going to my old address is automatically taken to my new one.

      I obviously haven’t commented on my own blog. Is it difficult to jump through all the hoops? Just email, name and website, right?

      Good luck with the new site! Can’t wait to see it.

  5. Richard PZ says:

    Dear Jessica,
    The article loaded, this hasn’t happened in months in China. I can read it, but the pictures aren’t opening up. It is a positive step forward.

    Interesting summer at PeiZheng and Chini.

    Richard

  6. Wow, I lived in Colorado which was pretty close to Yellowstone and never made it up there. Not sure why that happened, but now am dying to take my kids there!

    • jessicajhill says:

      You definitely should! It’s a great place for kids, and the interactive learning center at Old Faithful is really fun, even for grown ups!

  7. noel says:

    Wow beautiful wildlife, it has been so long since I’ve visited, will have to go back again…great pics

    Come and link up with us today for Travel Photo Mondays, the link runs all week so I hope you can join us for the next installment?

  8. I have read few articles about this park, seems interesting.
    On the funny side, looks like you just found the loch ness monster (last picture)
    Regards 🙂

  9. That really does look spectacular. Great photos.

  10. Sonja Hoyt says:

    We went there last summer…gorgeous place! Your pictures are fabulous!

  11. Love the photos of the elk! I’ve never been to yellowstone but it’s definitely one of the places I would love to visit if I get to the US!

  12. Luchessa says:

    Oh wow, these are some pretty impressive pictures dear. Must be an incredible place.
    I think i have seen something similar in the area of Mount Teide on Tenerife in the Canary Islands, which is a striking volcanic landscape.
    There is that amazing protected Teide National Park.

    xo,
    Luchessa.org

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