Heart Spring at Yellowstone National Park
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This month's image was taken in August 2017 during our summer trip to the U.S. and Canada. It displays "Heart Spring" located on Geyser Hill in the Upper Geyser Basin at Yellowstone National Park. This geothermal pool was named for its heart-like shaped sinter edge. Usually it is clear blue, but during our visit the water and the steam showed a fantastic variety of red-orange hues during sunset.
Yellowstone NP witnessed a significant increase of visitation this summer, not least due to the "Great American Total Solar Eclipse" passing directly over nearby Jackson Hole. Even one week ahead of the event we experienced some minor congestions and found full parking lots and crowded boardwalks practically everywhere... But even so, Yellowstone remains one of our all-time favorite places in the Western United States. The incredible diversity and otherworldly colored geothermal pools never cease to amaze us as well as all the regularly spouting geysers. We've visited Yellowstone for the 4th time now and we are again very much looking forward to our next visit.
We already updated our "Yellowstone Gallery" and more images from out photo trip will be coming up soon!
Image data: 1/50 s at f/14, ISO 400; Canon EF 16-35mm 1:4 L IS USM at 34 mm, Canon EOS 5D Mark IV