Yellowstone Below Zero Geysers, Rainbows & Louis

Our day spent wandering the geyser basin at Old Faithful was a productive one. We walked over 4 miles, saw 9 geysers erupt (Old Faithful 3X, Lion 2X, Cub, Plume, Castle & Riverside) two rainbows (Castle & Riverside Geysers), shot 4800 photographs and met Louis, a precocious little English boy who entertained us while we waited for an eruption in 8 hours all the while I was carrying my 600mm along (in hopes of photographing critters) and my backpack filled with equipment. It totally wiped me out but, it was a very satisfied tired as I edited my images. The morning began with thick overcast that looked like it might last all day but, by the time we had worked our way along the trail to Castle Geyser, it began to break up and produce a beautiful, sunny day. Just the kind we needed to make the most of our day at Old Faithful.

Here are a few of my favorites from the day…


Sculpted snow and ice buildup along the boardwalk near Castle Geyser.


Doublet Pool with frost covered trees in the background


Doublet Pool Detail


Heart Spring with the Lion Group in the background


Castle Geyser with rainbow


Riverside Geyser with rainbow


Closeup looking into Morning Glory Pool


Late afternoon eruption of Old Faithful


And Louis (pronounced Louie) who was the cutest, most outgoing little guy you could meet

Images created with Nikon D3X, AF-S 24-70mm 2.8, AF-S 70-200mm 2.8 VR II, TC-14E II on Lexar digital media