This is Emerald Springs, one of the more beautiful of those in
Mammoth Hot Springs
The color comes from a mix of the reflected blue of the water
and the yellow sulfur deposits
Bath tub springs
Part of the lower terrace the springs
The upper terrace
Another part of the upper terrace
Some dormant formations
more of the lower terrace
Another part of the lower terrace
A deep spring called Prospect Spring
The gnarled pines are up to 500 years old
This is the Steamboat Geyser
Steamboat Geyser is the largest in the world. I erupts irregularly with four or five days to years between eruptions. While I was there it was gurgling and spitting, and I kept hoping. But all I got was the photo on the right which shows the water spewing outward on the left of the steam column.
The Norris Geyser Basin
A distant geyser
Eruptions were all around
A distant major eruption
Because of it's regularity Old Faithful Geyser is the best known in the world. It's eruptions take place from 40 to 126 minutes apart. Wouldn't you know I got the two hour wait. But it was worth it. The first photo is of the eruption just ending as I arrived. The following photos are of the eruption as I viewed it.
Going back to sleep
There she blows!
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