At Yellowstone National Park you will have the opportunity to meet and photograph magnificent American animals with the breathtaking background of autumn’s changing leaves. It’s a photographic experience you won’t want to miss.
Yellowstone National Park is located in the United States, more specifically in the extreme north-west of the state of Wyoming and borders, for a short distance, in the states of Montana and Idaho, occupying a wide area of the Rocky Mountains. Yellowstone is the oldest national park in the world (founded in 1872) and since 1978 has been declared a World Heritage Site.
Yellowstone National Park spans an area of 3,468.4 square miles on a series of plateaus with an average elevation of 8000 feet above sea level. The area has crossed by several rivers, and the longest one is the Yellowstone River, which the park takes its name from. This one initially flows from south to north through the park until completely ends into the lake and then descends through some beautiful waterfalls. The park is famous for its many Geysers, hot springs (392 ° F) and other interesting geothermal areas. The most famous geyser in the park, and perhaps in the world, is Old Faithful Geyser, located in Upper Geyser Basin. Castle Geyser, Lion Geyser and Beehive Geyser are in the same basin. The park contains the largest active geyser in the world—Steamboat Geyser in the Norris Geyser Basin. A study that was completed in 2011 found that at least 1283 geysers have erupted in Yellowstone. Of these, an average of 465 are active in a given year.Yellowstone contains at least 10,000 geothermal features altogether. Half the geothermal features and two-thirds of the world’s geysers are concentrated in Yellowstone.The hot springs are even more; the water leaking from many of those is reach of minerals that create all around cones and terraces. The most famous and impressive is the Mammoth Hot Springs.
Yellowstone National Park has one of the world’s largest petrified forests, trees which were long ago buried by ash and soil and transformed from wood to mineral materials. This ash and other volcanic debris, are believed to have come from the park area itself. This is largely due to the fact that Yellowstone is actually a massive caldera of a supervolcano. There are 290 waterfalls of at least 15 feet (4.6 m) in the park, the highest being the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River at 308 feet (94 m).
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