Friday, March 6, 2009
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming: Lower Geyser Basin
Yellowstone is considered one of the most interesting places on earth for geologists. It sits on a volcano that goes off every 600,000 years, and the land has had plenty of time to evolve since the last eruption about, oh, 600,000 years ago. (It's still safe to visit.) (I think.)
The Lower Geyser Basin is one of the most interesting places in that sense in the park. Located relatively close to Old Faithful, the basin has many different geysers and ponds that take on unusual colors.