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The Midway Geyser Basin
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

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Opal Pool in the Middle Geyser Basin

Opal Pool in the Middle Geyser Basin

Opal Pool, the first colorful spring encountered on the Middle Geyser Basin boardwalk.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Date photographed: July 30, 2014
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The Excelsior Geyser Crater

The Excelsior Geyser Crater

Excelsior Geyser is adjacent to the Grand Prismatic Spring in Middle Geyser Basin.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Date photographed: July 30, 2014
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Overflow from the Excelsior Geyser

Overflow from the Excelsior Geyser

A mineral-laden boiling stream leads from the Excelsior Geyser Crater down to the Firehole River.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Date photographed: July 30, 2014
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Hot mineralized water flows into the Firehole River

Hot mineralized water flows into the Firehole River

Boiling water from Middle Geyser Basin cascades down the banks of the Firehole River.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Date photographed: July 30, 2014
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The Excelsior Geyser Crater, another case of self destruction

The Excelsior Geyser Crater, another case of self destruction

The Excelsior Geyser Crater, another case of self destruction, a geyser turning into a boiling pool

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Date photographed: June 30, 2000

Hot water spills into the Firehole River at Midway Geyser Basin

Hot water spills into the Firehole River at Midway Geyser Basin

Hot water spills into the Firehole River at Midway Geyser Basin

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Date photographed: June 30, 2000

Turquoise Pool

Turquoise Pool

The boardwalk that loops through Midway Geyser Basin passes between Excelsior Geyser and the Turquoise Pool.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Date photographed: July 16, 2017

Excelsior Geyser

Excelsior Geyser

The Excelsior Geyser was considered the biggest in the world up to the 1880's, erupting 300 feet in the air. But the violence of its eruptions seems to have damaged the underground channels and it is now merely a large vigorous hot spring.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Date photographed: July 16, 2017

Runoff from Excelsio Geyser

Runoff from Excelsio Geyser

Hot water overflowing from Excelsior Geyser has formed a broad shield sloping down to the Firehole River.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Date photographed: July 16, 2017

Firehole River at Midway Geyser Basin

Firehole River at Midway Geyser Basin

Several runoff channels from the Excelsior Geyser run next to the bridge over the Firehole River at Midway Geyser Basin.

Yellowstone National Park,

Date photographed: July 16, 2017

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