YELLOWSTONE CATWALK FASHION GEYSER STYLE
Exploring Yellowstone “the restless giant” a supervolcano, that last erupted about 631,000 years ago, forming a 30 by 45-mile basin. The result? Heat (from magma) and lots of it. Heat powers the park’s Hydrothermal features.
Various shots were taken around Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot springs, Midway Basin and from the side of the road.
- Geysers – steaming hot water the erupts through narrow spaces
- Hot springs – frothing boiling water or calm crystal clear pools heated by a deep source of underground magma
- Fumaroles (steam vents) the hottest in the park, they can hiss, whistle or thump. Yes, no running to the bushes for a nature stop! You risk falling through thin crusts, only to be boiled alive, severely burnt or disappear forever…mwahahaha
- Mudpots (acidic hot springs) volcanic gases, micro-organisms, these beauties decompose the surrounding rocks turning them into bubbling mud and clay!
- The incredible blend of color palettes! These colors come from Thermophiles (descendants from the first life forms on earth) created in microbe communities. The colors vary due to the PH level, the temp and exposure to sunlight.