Even if you can’t travel to the park right now, you can still see, hear and experience what’s happening in Yellowstone, thanks to some amazing technology. Here are some of our favorite ways to feel like we are in the park.
Fly to Yellowstone from Your Couch
Fly via Google Earth right now to the Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone, home to Steamboat Geyser, the tallest geyser in the world at 300–400 feet and Echinus Geyser (pH 3.5 or so), some of the area’s most popular features. If you can’t be there now, this is a really fun way to go on a quick virtual trip to the park. earth.google.com+
Watch Old Faithful Live
It may be one of the most consistent things in your life today. Old Faithful erupts once every 68 to 94 minutes. Keep your eye on Old Faithful and its eruptions from your desk through this live webcam. www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/webcams.htm
Or watch this prerecorded video anytime.
Listen to Yellowstone’s Animals and Geysers Now
If you want to hear Yellowstone’s animals and geysers, you can listen to this amazing sound library www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/sounds.htm created by the National Park Service and Montana State University as part of their Acoustic Atlas project. You can hear red-winged blackbirds reverberate across Swan Lake lake amidst the sounds of boreal chorus frogs and sandhill cranes, the low groans of grizzly bear and dozens of others.
Park Noises Put to Music
Alleviate stress and anxiety when you listen to an audio postcard from the park. These soundtracks are great to share with someone who loves Yellowstone and needs a distraction from the COVID-19 24-hour news cycle. They offer sounds of the park with music to provide a window into life in Yellowstone. www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/audiopostcard-springcomposition.htm
View Gorgeous Photo Galleries
Get inspired by browsing our extensive photo collection including seasonal photo blogs by professional photographers Dave Shumway, Grant Ordelheide and Jeff Vanuga, plus “How To” articles for improving your own shots.
For more webcams, virtual tours, photo galleries, apps, videos, and other digital content at www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/.