Yellowstone National Park was the world’s first national park

set aside in 1872 to preserve the vast number of geysers, hot springs, and other thermal areas,

as well as to protect the incredible wildlife and rugged beauty of the area.

Yellowstone lies on top of a gigantic hotspot where light, hot, molten mantle rock rises towards the surface.

Subsequently, the park contains half of all the world’s known geothermal features, with more than 10,000 examples of geysers and hot springs.

In addition, black bears, grizzly bears, deer, elk, bison and wolves can all be found within the park borders.