Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Grand Prismatic Spring

1. misty river-kab The Morning Mist Continues at Grand Prismatic Spring 9-11-13

After leaving the Fountain Paint pots we drove the short distance to the Grand Prismatic Spring. The whole world continued to steam and we looked through the mist at our surrounding as if viewing the world through a veil. More and more tourist started to arrive and our solitude slowly slipped away. In spite of the mists and the people, I still tried to count birds here.

2. hotspring-kab Hot spring pouring into river.

3. boardwalk in mist-kab The misty boardwalk around the spring.

4. veiled view-kab A gauzy view of our surroundings.

5. grand prismatic spring-kab The edge of a smaller hot spring.

I did not even try to take a picture of the Grand Prismatic spring since it was so large and had so much steam rising off of it. The day was still cool at this point and the warm steam felt good! As Gus and I headed back down the boardwalk toward the parking lot I heard a scream overhead and looked up just in time to catch a glimpse of an osprey flying home with breakfast! Can you see the fish in its talons?

6. osprey-kab An Osprey flying over the river with a fish in its talons.

7. breakfast flight-kab Here you can see how the osprey has lined the fish up head first to be more aerodynamic!

8. robin on the edge-kab The Robin is a bright orange ball at the water’s edge where it stopped by for a drink!

Birds seen at Grand Prismatic Spring:

  1. American Widgeon
  2. Great Blue Heron
  3. Osprey
  4. Common Raven
  5. American Robin

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  1. That first photo is postcard perfect. Great shots of the osprey too.

  2. Some lovely photos here - makes me really look forward to seeing it in February.

    1. Oh, I am so happy to hear you are going! I hope you have a great time!

  3. HI Katie Have now looked at your posts over the last week (wasn't able to before) and they are wonderful photographs. Love the black and white one especially also lovely to see the little Robin coming down for a drink

  4. ...very cool! I'd love to see that someday.


Welcome to my nest! I hope you will enjoy spending time here with me and the birds. Thank you for your comments. I will try to get back to you as soon as I get back from counting more birds.