We started our day quite early as we hoped to be able to see wildlife on our way into the park. And our plan worked out perfekly as on our way from West Yellowstone to Madison Junction we saw bisons and deer very close to the street.
Near Madison Junction we drove through Firehole Canyon and spent some time taking pictures of the Firehole Falls. Unfortunately, the waterfall was not yet in the sun when we came there :-(.
Just a couple of miles from Firehole Canyon is the Ojo Caliente Spring. We walked around the area to see its different geothermic features.
Regina chasing for good pictures ;-)
On our way to Lower Geyser Basin we saw a coyote next to the road :-).
The Firehole Drive which is just a couple of miles further is really worth do do. We saw wonderful hotsprings and nice geysers.
White Dome Geyser
The Lower Geyser Basin had nice geysers, colorful hotsprings and mud pots to offer. Especially the Clepsydra Geyser which was erupting when we came there and the colourful hotsprings were very impressive.
Next stop was the Midway Geyer Basin which is famous for the Grand Prismatic Spring. The spring is really impressive as it has so many different colors. It even seems that the steam rising from the spring has colors.
The following pictures are taken from Black Sand Basin.
The area around Pelican Creek is one of the major bear habitats in the park. When looking at the picture you can probably imagine quite well that bears like it very much there.
In the late afternoon we visited the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. You can see there with Lower Yellowstone Falls one of the tallest waterfalls in North America. In addition, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is famous for its colourful rocks which are shimmering wonderful in the evening light.
On our way back to our motel at West Yellowstone we could enjoy a marvellous sunset.