Angel Terrace, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

I just got home from a 10-day trip to Wyoming where I spent an equal amount of time in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. These two parks abut one another but could not be any different. The Tetons are a magnificent mountain range, while Yellowstone contains the largest volcanic system in North America. The Yellowstone landscape contains large numbers of thermal features such as geysers and hot springs. In many places the scenery looks similar to this photo of Angel Terrace, located in Mammoth Hot Springs.  The trees are usually dead or petrified, and the hot steam rises from the volcanic ground. There is also the sulphuric smell of "rotten eggs" in the air that accompanies the thermal features. Although many will think the landscape is a wasteland, I believe that it still has a beauty to it.