Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Magic of Mammoth Hot Springs

DSC_0273 Mammoth Hot Springs 9-11-13

It was almost evening by the time we made it to Mammoth Hot Springs at the Northwest corner of Yellowstone National Park. The setting sun cast shadowed light across the terraces painting them in shades of pastel and white.

DSC_0275 I was mesmerized by the formations as the hot water poured steaming over the edges, flowing ever downwards and into the earth.

DSC_0277 Walking around Mammoth Hot Springs is like walking around a painter’s palette or a sculptor’s studio. Color and form is everywhere creating new panoramas or vignettes to capture your eye and hold your interest.




DSC_0286 Of course, some of the terraces look like wedding cake!




DSC_0297 There is so much to see at Mammoth Hot Springs and we only explored a very small corner of this place. Our time was so limited. It only made me want to come back again and stay longer.


DSC_0300 I finally found a Black-billed Magpie in the park at Mammoth Hot Springs!

Trip to Yellowstone and Utah 2013 

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  1. Birders will always find a bird! It looks to be a fascinating area.

    1. happy wanderer, it sure is! and I only found 2 birds here!

  2. My word, Those shots are amazing. Would be great to see it in the flesh.

    1. Margaret, that is why so many people come from all over the world to see it! Perhaps you can come one day!

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    1. Kathryn, it sure is and I never seem to have enough time to visit here!

  4. Your images certainly make me want to go back to Yellowstone, but not in the winter.

  5. It would certainly be worth the trip to see these frozen cascades! I did not realize it would be cold enough for freezing in September! Beautiful images.


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.