The U.S. National Parks
We fell in love with the Yellowstone National Park in the northwest of the United States (mainly in Wyoming). As a special tribute to this amazing natural space, we made a website
* about our trip to the Park in 2014 (a few photos lower down on this page).
At that time, we continued our tour with visits to several great National and State Parks in the Southeast: Yosemite, Death Valley, Grand Canyon, Escalante, Valley of Fire,... Among these, Yosemite presents some impressive waterfalls.
Glacier Point offers a great viewing point for some of Yosemite's waterfalls, the Vernal and the Nevada Falls.
Down in Yosemite Valley
We liked Mariposa Valley, with its Sequoia trees, the Glacier Point, with its great overview of El Capitan and some other giant domes, and the northern route to Mono Lake much more than Yosemite Valley itself. For us, the Valley is turned into some kind of amusement park, where nature is reduced to a backdrop for all sorts of activities, from eating and drinking to extreme sports or simply biking (OK, that's great).
Nevertheless, there's another waterfall to be mentioned in the valley, the Bridal Veil
. The amount of water coming through it wasn't very impressive when we visited, the veil was literally flowing to and fro with the wind, but it can vie with its namesake
in the Chapada dos Guimarães in Brazil.
Waterfalls in Yellowstone National Park
The most impressive waterfalls in this wonderful Park are the Upper and Lower Falls in the Yellowstone Canyon. Other falls in the region include Gibbon and Tower Falls (on the road from Madison to Lamar Valley) and the smaller Lewis Falls on the way from Yellowstone to Jackson Lake.
The last photo shows the hot water streaming down into the Firehole River from the Midway Geyser Basin.
All photos, movies, and texts (except those signed by Touché Guimarães) were made/written by Guy Voets, and everything is published under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license (attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).
Text in brown
are links, either to another part of the website, or away from it. When marked with a *, the link goes outside, indicates where it takes you (e.g. wikipedia, youtube,...) in the left bottom corner of the page, and a new tab or page opens.
You can click on most photos to start a manual Lightbox 2*
show with larger versions of the photos on the page. Once the show starts, you can click on the right arrow to go to the next photo, left arrow for the previous one. The x at the bottom right stops the show and brings you back to the page. Each photo also has a legend, at bottom left.
photos from 2014.