23 October 2012 20:15 | By Cai Yun Iris, xinmsn Travel contributor
Colours of Yellowstone

Nature is art in this geothermal wonderland



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If Mother Nature were an artist, Yellowstone would be her canvas. The most vivid hues of crimson, turquoise and cobalt vie for attention in this national park which has the highest concentration of geysers in the world.

Half the world's geothermal features and geysers are in Yellowstone, fueled by active volcanic forces that rumble just beneath the surface before erupting to create amazingly colorful paintings.

Established in 1872, and situated across three northwestern states in the United States, Yellowstone is said to be the world’s first national park. With awe-inspiring geology, bountiful wildlife and rustic accommodation, Yellowstone is a wonderland on earth. Click on the images above to see more.

Photo above: Old Faithful Geyser

Old Faithful Geyser is definitely the most precious and renowned attraction in the park. Visitors are awed at its unfailing predictability – it has a natural clock and erupts almost every 91 minutes - hence the name. Near the expected time, thousands of curious onlookers wait patiently around this enormous feature, armed with all kinds of camera equipment and full attention for this thrilling magic show.

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