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USA - Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

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Just a little higher in Wyoming's north eastern corner is Yellowstone National Park, home to the Yellowstone Canyon, Bears, Wolves, Bison and all sorts of geysers! We camped in the middle of the National Park, and spent our first day exploring the canyon and nature spotting. We really didn't have to try too had, as we drove along the winding road we saw so much wildlife. Many Bison, which are Buffalo-type animals, with hefty bodies and sharp looking horns. Herds of Elk with beautiful antlers were roaming the meadows, and a few small calves. We also spotted some bears and cubs, very close to the roadside - we were very glad to be in the protection of a car! And a range of wolves, coyotes and foxes.

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Yellowstone holds half of the earth's geothermal features and the following day we explored the erupting geysers, hot springs, bubbling mudpots, and steaming fumaroles. We were lucky enough to see some of the large geysers erupt, showering steam up 30-60 meters into the air. Boardwalks wind over the bubbling land, giving great vantage points, where you can hear the hissing and bubbling of the ground below, sending over wafts of sulphur! Yellowstone is a strange and wonderful place, so different from the other national parks we've visited.

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Posted by TheNomadWay.com 17:00 Archived in USA

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