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Actualité volcanique, Article de fond sur étude de volcan, tectonique, récits et photos de voyage

Publié par Bernard Duyck
Publié dans : #Actualités volcaniques

Yellowstone National Park is remarkable ... in winter, it is just magica !

Contrast between the frozen ground covered with snowand ice and the geysers, hot springs and bubbling or steaming cauldrons of mud. Winter reveals more easily the wildlife that inhabit the park : foxes and coyotes hunt in deep snow, bison frequent the hottest geothermal areas to find their food, Wolves come in packs in the moonlight.

A click on the photos to enlarge.

 Mammoth Hot Springs in the winter sun - Photo Yellowstone National Park in 2014

Mammoth Hot Springs in the winter sun - Photo Yellowstone National Park in 2014

In the area of Mud volcanoes, geometric shapes shine in the "runoff" - photo Yellowstone National Park in 2014

In the area of Mud volcanoes, geometric shapes shine in the "runoff" - photo Yellowstone National Park in 2014

Mammoth Hot Springs in the snow and ice - photo Yellowstone National Park in 2014

Mammoth Hot Springs in the snow and ice - photo Yellowstone National Park in 2014

To Canary springs, thermophilic remain colorful - photo Yellowstone National Park in 2014

To Canary springs, thermophilic remain colorful - photo Yellowstone National Park in 2014

The Lamar Valley overflown by Sandy cranes  (Grus canadensis) - photo Yellowstone National Park in 2014

The Lamar Valley overflown by Sandy cranes (Grus canadensis) - photo Yellowstone National Park in 2014

The Washburn Range as seen from Hayden Valley - photo Yellowstone National Park in 2014

The Washburn Range as seen from Hayden Valley - photo Yellowstone National Park in 2014

Along the Gardner river, elk looking  grass - photo Yellowstone National Park in 2014

Along the Gardner river, elk looking grass - photo Yellowstone National Park in 2014

Norris Geyser Basin - Yellowstone National Park Photo 2014

Norris Geyser Basin - Yellowstone National Park Photo 2014

Some precautions in winter (YNP):

Much of the park is located above 2,250 meters. Acclimatization is needed, and we must ensure to an adequate hydratation ... the drier air in altitude may be due to dehydration.
Suitable equipment is necessary to keep dry and at the right temperature. A medical examination before winter efforts is not superfluous.
Do not travel alone and warn of the place visited during the day prove basic precautions.
Watch for signs of bears ... they can stay active throughout the year.

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Yellowstone National Park

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