I always heard about Yellowstone National Park and it's Natural Wonders. And I knew that it was big and one of the favorite National Parks in the USA. The fact that it was the first protected National Park in the whole World fascinated me. And now I know why it's so special. This Place on earth is the most wonderful place I've ever seen! It's like an other world...a paradise of wonders and surprises. everywhere you look there is Nature in it's most beautiful way. We arrived on a cold and snowy day. When we went over the pass on the east side. We went through a snow blizzard!
But right after that the winding road went down to Yellowstone Lake. The first thing I noticed was the forest... it was all burned. It was crazy to see all the dead wood. Or how my son started to mention..roasted trees.
|On our way to Wyoming|
|Look a Choo choo!!!!|
It was already evening when we arrived at the Fishing Bridge Campground. We set up camp and went to sleep.
|Our first wild Bison!!!!|
The first thing we wanted to see was the Old Faithful geyser. The one Geyser you just know from Pictures and stories. On the way west we stopped a couple of times to take in the scenic lake shore of Yellowstone lake. How big it was !!! it somehow reminded us of "Vier wald Stätter See" in Switzerland. also because of the snowy mountains in the distance
|Look at the color! Isn't that beautiful?!|
So we came to Old Faithful and found a bench to sit and wait for the Geyser to go off. all around this aria there was steam raising from the ground. Old Faithful got it's name because you can always count on his water fountain to go up in the air. and that like every 1 -1 1/2 hours. A lot of people gathered around it to see this natural wonder. And it really was a neat thing to see when the Water started to go up in the air.
|Steam from a hot Spring pool. I just loved how the people sometimes disappeared in it!|
|Hot and Cold! I always wanted to see something like this! It looked so cool!|
|Just amazing!!! So Beautiful to feel the Power that was all around us!!!|
|The first Bison that I was able to capture like that! Little did I know that there will be sooooo many more on our journey to see. But this one was probably the biggest we saw!|
|Dragon's Mouth. This was sooo cool! The sound of it was like a deep roaring rumble! It sounded like a dragon living in this cave rather this was his Mouth :-)|
|That is where the Dragons take a bath.|
|Looking for something to spot :-)|
|yes I got it!!!|
You would not expect to have a view like that anywhere else then Grand Canyon national park. It did reminded me a bit of that. I also didn't expect it to be this powerful for the eyes! It was so big! There were many spots that we stopped at and looked at the Canyon. I even spotted an Bold Eagle's nest up on a high rock! There was a young one in it and waited for it's Mom to bring food. I would have loved to stay longer like all the other Photographers and just wait for the Bold Eagle to fly to it's baby. But it would have taken a long time and the kids were not so patient to just look at a nest all the time. so we went on.
|This is on top of the upper fall that we saw first. there is a short walk way to a small terrasse where you can look down to the water falling over the cliff.|
|Lower Fall from the over side|
|This is a Bold Eagles nest. There is a Baby inside :-)|
|This was called "Roaring Mountain"|
|an other cool Water fall!|
|I love this Photo!|
|This was once a spring and building up itself. is now dried up but the tower still stands.|
|Can you see the Black Bear? we were not able to stop with our Car and look. so I took this Pictures from the car window when we drove by. this Mommy Bear was walking right behind a bush right then. There was a Bear Cup too!|
|I like this Photo of my Boys from above. you can get the idea how high it was!|
..laughable to the fact that some men in the early days got in a lot more danger.
|yiiiiiiihaaaaaaa...get out of the way!!!!!|
|This is Isa Lake! Today my favorite lake in the world. Because it's uniqueness was so special!|
|this spring is more beautiful in person then on this Picture. It was boiling and bubbling and looked so cute!|
|This Picture came out very cool! The sun was shining but it was also cloudy. there was rain coming.|
|He added some stones to the Names.|