Archive for September, 2006

The Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park, Montana, USA

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

The Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park is the largest hot spring in the United States.



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Yellowstone National Park, Montana, USA

Saturday, September 9th, 2006

Yellowstone National Park is a U.S. National Park located in the states of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. Yellowstone is the first and oldest national park in the world and covers 3,470 square miles (8,980 km²), mostly in the northwest corner of Wyoming. The park is famous for its various geysers, hot springs, and other geothermal features and is home to grizzly bears, wolves, and free-ranging herds of bison and elk. It is the core of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, one of the largest intact temperate zone ecosystems remaining on the planet.



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Glacier National Park, Montana, USA

Saturday, September 9th, 2006

Glacier National Park is located in the U.S. state of Montana, bordering the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. Glacier National Park contains two mountain ranges, over 130 named lakes, more than 1,000 different species of plants and hundreds of species of animals. This vast pristine ecosystem, spread across 1,584 mi² (4,101 km²), is the centerpiece of what has been referred to as the “Crown of the Continent Ecosystem”, a region of protected land encompassing 16,000 mi² (44,000 km²).



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