Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Half of the world’s geothermal features are in Yellowstone National Park. It is centered over the Yellowstone Caldera, the largest supervolcano on the continent and it is still considered active with lava flows and rocks from eruptions covering most of the land in the park.

Photographing these steaming calderas, the hot springs and terraces is a fascinating experience and one that is met with great caution considering the flowing waters and spouting geysers reach a temperature of 204 degrees! The natural colors of the mineral deposits and clear thermal waters are some of nature’s finest subjects. 



“If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” ~  Harry S. Truman




Minerva Terrace, Yellowstone

Minerva Terrace, Yellowstone



Eruption and Colors

Eruption and Colors



Thermal Blue, Yellowstone

Thermal Blue, Yellowstone



Yellow Minerva

Yellow Minerva



Some Like It Hot, MinervaTerrace

Some Like It Hot, MinervaTerrace



Do Not Swim

Do Not Swim



“Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself.” ~William Shakespeare



Trunks, Yellowstone

Trunks, Yellowstone




Bubbling Caldera

Bubbling Caldera




Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone

Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone





“If you saw a heat wave, would you wave back?” ~ Steven Wright


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  1. WOW! These are amazing! I love them ALL….such beautiful place.

  2. 1 & 6 in big set (similar but a little more steam on 6) both my favs and thermal blue. THank goodness for zoom lenses!! Like how # 26 is added to the set.. I kind of recall that when walking around there (& trying not to trip……) dsupp

    • Diane- Minerva Terrace was a wonder of steam and colors… very cool, I mean hot! I used my 24-70mm most of the time since you can get fairly close to these boilers! Thanks for appreciating.

  3. All are stunning Jane and # 1 is my fave. Did you use a ND filter for longer exposure? I’ve been reading up on this for landscape shots but can’t decide what to filters to get as a start – there are so many options/prices. Any tips you have would be appreciated 🙂

    • Hi Deb, Thank you very much. I did not use ND filters on this shot, just a tripod. 70mm, f/7.1, 1/160, ISO 640, Exp Bias -.067. (if that helps)
      I have a set of Cokin Graduated ND filters which are very useful for long exposures and varying light. Appreciate your interest!

    • Hi Deb- I gave the the image specs on the wrong post– sorry! Just realized you were commenting on Yellowstone not the Rainforest. (Those were for Lifting Fog) Will get the right info to you 🙂

  4. Jane, what a remarkable collection. You continue to bring me to places I may never visit. Thank you!

  5. Spectacular collection. The whole area is quite breathtaking with the Grand Tetons on the doorstep. It’s definitely worth a return visit (or visits).

  6. Great collection! Love how you caught the steam and water boiling over! One of these days, I will make it to Yellowstone. Looks like a fascinating way to spend a day out with the camera – love the landscapes.

  7. These photos are stunningly beautiful, Jane. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  8. These are gorgeous!! I love the difference in color as the water flows down each platform in pictures 1, 4 & 5. You could almost mistake number 3 for a Caribbean beach with how clear and blue the water is!! So beautiful, thanks for sharing 🙂

  9. A fine portfolio of Yellowstone images. You have captured both the beauty and the drama or this magical place.

  10. Wow, another uninviting place that makes for beautiful pictures!

  11. Reblogueó esto en Manuel Puentes Rojasy comentado:
    Solo puedo decir que me encanta esta fabulosa fotografía.

  12. Wow, Jane! These are so fascinating and beautiful. What amazing landscape, and you have caught the essence of it. Love the blues in the third one.

  13. Absolutely amazing! Great photos!

  14. Stunning photos! Looking forwards to following your posts 🙂

  15. Yellowstone is AMAZING! You are bringing back awesome memories with your photos. They are really beautiful. Suzie

  16. Very nice Jane! Thanks for sharing.!

  17. Wow. Makes me want to go again.

  18. It’s really an amazing place, well-captured Jane! Beautifully done.

  19. WOW….OMG….who knew this was soooooo spectacular???? THANK YOU for sharing these…I am amazed…can’t figure how you actually took these…risky!! Couldn’t even point one out in particular …all equally fantastic!! Mind blowing!!

    • Thanks, April! The park has a wonderful series of boardwalks to view the most spectacular spots like Minerva. It’s still dangerous but fine if you don’t stray. Glad you enjoyed these.

  20. Fascinating shots! Don’t get too close!
    Ann S

  21. Double double toil and trouble…. Great shots. And I need to know who is Steven Wright. Loved his quote. 🙂

    • Sharon, Ha! Love your comments. It is a mysterious, exciting park. Steven Wright is a funny comedian known for his deadpan delivery. Thought that one was funny. Thanks so much, as always, for your kind words.

  22. Wow Jane!!! I’ve never seen such beautiful shots of Yellow Stone!!!
    Your trip has been wonderful! Thanks for “taking us along”!

  23. Jane, these photos are “other worldly” … so beautiful. Really enjoy following you across the country!

  24. Such wonderful photos, Jane. I think I need to go back there.

  25. Very impressive pictures of the yellowstone national park!

    Regards Günter

  26. It must be an amazing place, Jane. Great photos!!

  27. Terrific landscape shots!! Loved the post Jane!

  28. That is a special National Park! And your photos are stunning and makes me wanna go over there and see this amazing landscape . Thank you for sharing ! // Maria

  29. Beautiful! Yellowstone is on the very top of my To Do List 🙂

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