Have you ever wondered exactly what Yellowstone National Park is and why it is so renowned? It is sometimes difficult to describe in words the raw power of a geyser eruption, the majesty of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, or the awe-inspiring sight of a bison herd in its natural environment. But there's good news for those who want to see these sights but haven't had a chance to make the trip yet. Browse our new Video Gallery for a look at the wonders of Yellowstone! Special thanks to Finley Holiday Films for these amazing and beautiful videos.
Yellowstone National Park Highlights
There is quite literally no place on Earth like Yellowstone National Park. Spanning 2.2 million acres across three states, Yellowstone is home to 60% of the world's geysers, over 350 species of animals, canyons, lakes, rivers, mountains, and forests, and is the largest remaining, nearly intact ecosystem in the Earth's northern temperate zone. But as the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Watch the video below for a brief glimpse at this miracle of nature!
Winter in Yellowstone
Winter in Yellowstone is a truly magical time of year. Steam from the geysers blankets everything in a sparkling coating of frost crystals, our resident wildlife makes the transition to foraging in a snow-covered landscape, and travel within the Park is restricted to snowcoach, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. If you want to see Yellowstone in its most natural state, winter is definitely the time to visit! Watch this video for some magnificent Yellowstone winter highlights.
Geysers of Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park is home to over half of the world's geysers, and no trip to Yellowstone would be complete (or even possible!) without seeing these marvels of nature. Geysers come in many different shapes and sizes, sometimes exploding out of pools, other times shooting out of cones of sediment, and some even erupt at an angle! Watch the video below for some highlights on Yellowstone's most famous geysers.
One of Yellowstone's main draws is its abundance of wildlife, and few animal sightings are more highly sought-after than grizzly bears. Nearly hunted to extinction and requiring a very large open environment, Yellowstone National Park is a perfect habitat for grizzly bears and one of the few locations in the U.S. where they can still be seen in nature. Watch this video for some fascinating facts and footage of these powerful and amazing animals.
Gray Wolf Watching
Gray wolves have an interesting history in Yellowstone. They were native to the area when Yellowstone was first established as a national park, but through a practice called "predator control" the population of gray wolves had thinned noticeably by the 1940's, and was virtually non-existent by the 1970's. In 1987, a plan was developed to re-introduce gray wolves to Yellowstone, and in the early 1990's the plan was approved, funded, and implemented. The gray wolf is still categorized as an endangered species today, but they have been successfully re-introduced to Yellowstone National Park and can now be seen in their natural habitat. Watch the video below to learn how you can see them too!