Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

It's a wonderland. Old Faithful and the majority of the world's geysers are preserved here. They are the main reason the park was established in 1872 as America's first national park an idea that spread worldwide. A mountain wildland, home to grizzly bears, wolves, and herds of bison and elk, the park is the core of one of the last, nearly intact, natural ecosystems in the Earth s temperate zone.

Yellowstone National Park Info


Yellowstone National Park

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News

Man suffers severe thermal burns in Yellowstone

Late on Sunday, September 29, Cade Edmond Siemers, a 48-year-old U.S. citizen currently living in India, suffered severe burns to a significant portion of his body after falling into thermal water near the cone of Old Faithful Geyser.

Sarah Davis named Yellowstone’s next chief of Resource and Visitor Protection

Superintendent Cam Sholly announced the selection of Sarah Davis, a 20-year National Park Service (NPS) veteran, as the new chief of Resource and Visitor Protection. Davis will be the park’s 18th chief ranger in the more than 100 years it has been managed by the NPS.

Yellowstone fire danger level is low

Yellowstone fire danger is LOW.

Yellowstone National Park Photos

Pronghorn

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Pronghorn

A pronghorn buck at the north entrance to Yellowstone in Gardiner, Montana. These are really cool animals. They're the fastest land animal in the western hemisphere and second-fastest on the planet (cheetahs being first -- and while cheetahs can briefly hit a higher top speed, pronghorns can run faster for much farther). They're the only animal in their family, and more closely related to giraffes than deer, goats, cattle, or true antelope (gazelles, impala, etc.). Pronghorns shed and re-grow the outer part of their horns each year -- true antelopes don't shed any part of their horns, and deer lose and regrow the entire set of antlers each year.

Pronghorns aren't built for jumping -- unlike deer, they almost never jump a fence. Instead, they will crawl under it, often only slowing down a little. Seeing them run at full speed is awesome. My dad has told me about driving his survey truck along a rural highway in Montana, and noticing a herd racing alongside, parallel to the road, pacing the truck seemingly just for fun, almost like dolphins surfing the bow wave of a ship.

DSC_0481 Coyote

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DSC_0481 Coyote

DSC_0733.jpg Bison

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DSC_0733.jpg Bison

DSC_0578 Steam

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DSC_0578 Steam

DSC_0627 Norris

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DSC_0627 Norris

DSC_0675 Elk

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DSC_0675 Elk

DSC_0624 Norris Green

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DSC_0624 Norris Green

DSC_0614 Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

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DSC_0614 Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

DSC_0633 Morning fog

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DSC_0633 Morning fog

DSC_0480 Coyote

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DSC_0480 Coyote

DSC_0648 Mammoth Springs

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DSC_0648 Mammoth Springs

DSC_0705 Matt - Scope

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DSC_0705 Matt - Scope

DSC_0756 Grizzly Bear

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DSC_0756 Grizzly Bear

DSC_0628 Norris

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DSC_0628 Norris

DSC_0647 Mammoth Springs

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DSC_0647 Mammoth Springs

DSC_0623 Norris frozen

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DSC_0623 Norris frozen

DSC_0649 Mammoth Springs

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DSC_0649 Mammoth Springs

DSC_0667 Pronghorn

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DSC_0667 Pronghorn

Moose in Lamar Valley

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Moose in Lamar Valley

Badger in Lamar Valley

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Badger in Lamar Valley