Yellowstone is our nation’s first National Park. The park covers 2,219,789 acres (Larger than Rhode Island and Delaware combined). The park contains 7 species of ungulates (bison, moose, elk, pronghorn), 2 species of bear and 67 other mammals, 322 species of birds, 16 species of fish and of course the gray wolf. Wildlife galore! There are over 1,100 species of native plants, more than 200 species of exotic plants and over 400 species of thermopholes. The park is home to one of the world’s largest calderas with over 10,000 thermal features and more than 300 geysers. It has over 290 waterfalls with the 308′ Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River as it’s showpiece. Yellowstone Lake is the largest lake in North America at 132 sq. miles. (Yellowstone National Park.com)
The Yellowstone Gallery continues its construction. Watch for sections with photos of the Upper Basin, Mid Basin and Lower Basin, Firehole River and Falls, Yellowstone Falls, Yellowstone Lake and more.