• Kevin Esser

Yellowstone NP, part II

The one-way Firehole Lake Drive takes you to geysers and thermal features. Several pullouts along the drive make it easy to admire these natural wonders. Busses and RVs are not allowed to drive that road. In general it is not as busy as the Upper Geyser Basin.


Firehole Spring
Firehole Spring
Lower Geyser Basin
Lower Geyser Basin
Young Hopeful
Young Hopeful
Geyser Art
Geyser Art
Turdus migratorius - American Robin
Turdus migratorius - American Robin

Truly a must see in the park is the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. We enjoyed breathtaking views and admired the power of the river. Seeing the rushing Lower Falls spilling down 94 m (308 ft) into the narrow canyon below is really mesmerizing.



Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lower Falls
Lower Falls
Marmota flaviventris - Yellow-bellied Marmot
Marmota flaviventris - Yellow-bellied Marmot

Back in the valley Bisons are a common sight, but we also found our first Pronghorns. The Pronghorn evolved in North America 20 million years ago. As a member of the superfamily Giraffoidea, the pronghorn's closest living relatives are the giraffes and okapi.


Antilocapra americana - Pronghorn
Antilocapra americana - Pronghorn
Bison bison - American Bison
Bison bison - American Bison