In 1872, Yellowstone became a National Park, in large part because of the amazing thermal features it contains. At that time, little was known about the behavior of geysers and hot springs and today more is known, but much more is still unknown. The information is scattered and everyone who visits has piece of that information. This is a place to learn, to share and gather together the scattered bits.


The Mouth tries to erupt

There are always a thousand different little things to notice on the boardwalks. Going through photos from 20 Sept 2014, I came across this one of “The Mouth” – apparently trying very hard to erupt. The vent has closed itself thanks to overflow from...

New Boardwalks at West Thumb

The attention West Thumb is receiving with all the new boardwalks and signs and ranger presence just bring a huge smile to my face. They’ve moved the boardwalk already over on the south side of the geyser basin, and while I’m not thrilled with the...

Opal Pool Erupts!

Normally a calm, beautiful pool (shown above), today (23 Sept 2014) I heard that Opal Pool was in eruption. That’s a rare one to see. Unfortunately, due to previous obligations, I was unable to witness the eruption myself, but thanks to Udo Freund, there are...

Bubbles at Bank Geyser

One geyser I had seen, but not taken photos of was Bank Geyser. It’s located on the hillside that’s between the two paths leading you to Daisy Geyser. That’s in the Upper Geyser Basin (the Old Faithful area). It’s been reported to erupt in the...

Steamboat Geyser Erupts

Steamboat Geyser, the tallest geyser in the world, at Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone erupted last night sometime between 10:30 and 11:00 PM.. While the 15-20 minute water phase that begins the eruption and can reach 300-400 feet high is long over, the powerful...

Abyss Pool – one not to miss this summer

Abyss Pool at West Thumb Geyser Basin in Yellowstone is about as pretty as I’ve seen it in many years. The whole thing is a luscious emerald green, and a bit brighter than it was a few weeks ago. And…a few blue spots can be seen on the edge of Abyss...

Observations of a King Geyser eruption

After our driving-off-to-watch-an-eruption, I decided to head back to West Thumb Geyser Basin to wait out an eruption of King Geyser. It’s always helpful to spend some time with a geyser to get to know it better. When you’re on vacation, it can be...

King Geyser and other Geyser News

King Geyser at West Thumb Geyser Basin is active, and apparently has been erupting since at least sometime in June. King Geyser is located behind Abyss Pool and downhill a bit toward the lake. It’s been just a quiet hot spring for about four years now, and prior...

Geyser Update and Fine Art Friday

Bobby Socks in Snow – Click here to see the full image Happy Friday! Time for another Digital Photo Watercolor. This time, the artwork has been created from an image taken back in 2008 when winter held on through June. The day dawned in a mood that threatened...

Fine Art Friday – Black Pool 1

Click to Take a Closer Look : BLACK POOL 1   I’m so excited to announce a new line of fine art coming now to my corner of Fine Art America. For years, I’ve seen some of my images working better as artwork than photos – and some I knew would be...

Starting Fine Art Fridays

Beginning this week, I am aiming to add in a Fine Art Friday – at least one fine art print somehow related to the thermal features in Yellowstone. This week it’s one of my favorites of a splash from the ‘back’ side of Grotto Geyser.  Click here...

GeyserWatch now on Instagram

This week I’ve spent time learning about and diving more deeply into Instagram. To that end, I’ve set up a focused account just for @GeyserWatch. While there are only a few posts right now, more will be coming. Just small summaries of specific thermal...

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