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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

August 2016

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President Ulysses Grant established Yellowstone National Park as world's first national park in 1872.
* 2,219,789 acres (Larger than Rhode Island and Delaware combined)

* Wildlife - 7 species of ungulates (bison, moose, elk, pronghorn), 2 species of bear and 67 other mammals, 322 species of birds, 16 species of fish and the gray wolf.

* Plants - There are over 1,100 species of native plants, more than 200 species of exotic plants and over 400 species of thermopholes.
A thermophile is an organism — a type of extremophile — that thrives at relatively high temperatures, between 41 and 122 °C (106 and 252 °F).
Many thermophiles are archaea. Thermophilic eubacteria are suggested to have been among the earliest bacteria.

* Geology - The park is home to one of the world's largest calderas with over 10,000 thermal features and more than 300 geysers.
It has one of the world's largest petrifiied forests. It has over 290 waterfalls with the 308' Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River as it's showpiece.
* Yellowstone Lake is the largest (132 sq. mi.) high altitude (7,732') lake in north america.
* 9 visitor centers
* 12 campgrounds (over 2,000 campsites)

Video of Old Faithful Erupting in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming August 2016

Note: There are 3 or 4 more Geysers around Old Faithful but You never know when they are going to erupt.
We were fortunate enough to video a second Geyser erupting at the same time as Old Faithful

 

Video of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming August 2016 (1 of 9)

Video of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming (2 of 9) (Old Faithful Geyser)

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