Scenic USA - Wyoming
Each day Scenic USA presents a new and interesting photo feature from somewhere in the United States. Chosen from a wide variety
of historic sites, city scenes, backcountry byways, points of interest and America's best parklands, this site offers the viewer hundreds
of unique vacation destinations and photographic subjects. Each feature is coupled with a brief explanation. For further detailed
information, links to other sites are provided, but are never to be considered an endorsement.
|Photos by Nick Havrilla
Hidden beneath the surface and going unnoticed by meandering bison herds, grazing elk and millions of park visitors, Yellowstone's immense underground furnace lies under a thin layer of the earth’s crust. Spreading over two million acres, America's first national park gives quite a few hints that something here in Wyoming's northwestern corner is highly unusual. Wispy clouds of steam, bubbling mud pots, and towering geysers are some of the reminders that the park rests on top of one of the largest and most active calderas in the world. Over the past two million years, Yellowstone has experience three major eruptions, two of which are thought to be among the largest eruptions on Earth.
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