One of the greatest national parks in the country is Yellowstone, in the northwest corner of Wyoming. There are so many photo opportunities that it's hard to stop taking pictures. And the sounds are as amazing as the sights.
I wasn't quite as close to this guy as the photo makes it look, thanks to the zoom lens.
I have a whole sequence of photos showing Old Faithful from the first puff of steam to the last gasp. I like this one the best.
It's so beautiful in Yellowstone that it's hard to imagine it blowing up and wiping out a big portion of the United States, my part of Colorado with it.
Yellowstone is a supervolcano. This recent article at Discovery News says scientists are now reporting the volcano is bigger than previously thought. Of course, it's highly unlikely this monster will blow anytime soon. The last time was 642,000 years ago, and previous eruptions were 660,000 and 800,000 years apart. No worries.
Geesh. And I wanted to get out of Florida because I thought hurricanes were scary.