Weekly Photo Challenge – Change – Yellowstone National Park

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Change.”

“In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.”

– Charles A. Lindbergh

In 2008 our family took one of our best trips ever to a natural wonderland, Yellowstone National Park.  I can’t think of a place that better describes the word “change,” as the landscape and conditions in this national treasure are in a state of constant change.  As described here “Yellowstone National Park is the largest natural geothermal area in the world with many colorful hot springs, acid pools, and microscopic life that are able to survive the extreme conditions. Due to the extreme heat and acidity in the Norris Geyser Basin and Mud Volcano area, few thermoacidophilic microorganisms have emerged with a specialized metabolism of using reduced inorganic molecules to adapt to their environment. Due to these specialized metabolism and natural causes, Yellowstone National Park is known for being the most changeable thermal area in the world.” 

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