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Yellowstone Pictures

Inspiration Point picture in Yellowstone

Inspiration Point earned its name for the kaleidoscopic colors you can see in the canyon. Getty Images

The Hike to Mount Washburn picture in Yellowstone

Mount Washburn stands 10,000 feet over northern Yellowstone. Krzysztof Wiktor Shutterstock

Canary Spring Casts a Bright Shade  picture in Yellowstone

Canary Spring is known for its striking yellow hues. Venture along the Upper Terrace Loop Drive to take in Canary Spring's brilliant colors, and then continue terrace-hopping along Mammoth Hot Springs' many boardwalks. Stefania Rossitto Shutterstock

Old Faithful picture in Yellowstone

Yellowstone's most famous attraction earned its name from its highly predictable eruption schedule. RRuntsch Shutterstock

Yellowstone Lake picture in Yellowstone

Yellowstone Lake features 141 miles of shoreline and is home to an abundance of wildlife and marine life, including elk, moose and lake trout. Nagel Photography Shutterstock

Grand Prismatic Spring picture in Yellowstone

The colors in the Grand Prismatic Spring are caused by pigmented bacteria that grow around the edges of the mineral-rich water. The colors change depending on the water's temperature. Lorcel Shutterstock

Sun Drifts Down over Yellowstone picture in Yellowstone

As the sun rises in the morning and sets in the evening, Yellowstone's brilliant colors are on full display. Johnny Adolphson Shutterstock

Mammoth Hot Springs picture in Yellowstone

The Mammoth Hot Springs' terraces are formed by calcium deposits left by the movement of hot water. The terraces are constantly changing shape. eXpose Shutterstock

Castle Geyser picture in Yellowstone

Castle Geyser's cone is formed by volcanic deposits left by eruptions. seannaber Flickr

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone picture in Yellowstone

Yellowstone's very own Grand Canyon was formed by the rushing waters of the Yellowstone River. RRuntsch Shutterstock

Yellowstone River Below the Falls picture in Yellowstone

Stretching approximately 700 miles, the Yellowstone River is the longest undammed river in the lower 48 states. donjd2 Flickr

View of Hayden Valley picture in Yellowstone

Keep your eyes peeled for a myriad of fascinating creatures — like bison, wolves and coyotes — that graze serene meadows and punctuate Hayden Valley's hillly landscape. Zack Frank Shutterstock

Look out for Elk picture in Yellowstone

Arrive in the peak summer months, and you'll share Yellowstone's untamed terrain with about 10,000 to 20,000 elk. Bull elk (pictured above) feature distinctive antlers. As you catch sight of these fascinating creatures, be sure to keep a safe distance (at least 150 feet) to protect yourself from an attack.  Julie Lubick Shutterstock

White Dome Geyser picture in Yellowstone

The White Dome Geyser can be found in the Lower Geyser Basin. chuckyeager Flickr

Feel the Heat in Yellowstone picture in Yellowstone

Yellowstone is home to about 10,000 geothermal features and the largest concentration of active geysers in the world. seannaber Flickr

Moose Falls picture in Yellowstone

Moose Falls can be found just north of Yellowstone's South Entrance. Alaskan Dude Flickr

Coyote on the Hunt picture in Yellowstone

Wildlife-watching opportunities abound in Yellowstone, with 67 types of mammals, nearly 330 kinds of birds, four types of amphibians and six reptile species calling this sprawling park home. Alan Vernon. Flickr

Winter in Yellowstone picture in Yellowstone

During the winter, temperatures typically range from 0 to 20 degrees Farenheit. The park also sees an average of 150 inches of snowfall each year. arlo j Flickr

Early Morning on the Firehole picture in Yellowstone

The Firehole River — named by early trappers for the steam that makes it appear to be smoking as if on fire — follows the Continental Divide through the Upper Geyser Basin. dicktay2000 Flickr

Lower Geyser Basin picture in Yellowstone

The Lower Geyser Basin dazzles visitors with striking features, like the Fountain Paint Pots, which offers views of colorful mudpots, geysers and hot springs.  gary718 Shutterstock

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center picture in Yellowstone

To get up close and personal with some of Yellowstone's more dangerous critters, head to the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, Mont. Courtesy Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

Castle Geyser Panorama picture in Yellowstone

Castle Geyser is a cone geyser found in the Upper Geyser Basin. KateLeigh

Bear-proof Yourself in Yellowstone picture in Yellowstone

Did you know bears have a keen sense of smell and fairly good eyesight? Arm yourself from Yellowstone's notorious predators by stowing away any extra food before bedding down at night. Tom Reichner Shutterstock

Bison on Yellowstone Lake picture in Yellowstone

Yellowstone Lake — which occupies the heart of the park — is a popular gathering place for Yellowstone's year-round residents. puroticorico Flickr

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