Welcome to Day 4 of our Virtual Tour of Yellowstone National Park in 360-degree video with spatial audio.
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
We’re heading into Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone to one of the most photographed views in the park.
Waterfall from the Woods
You may notice puffs of steam coming from the walls of the canyon. Those mark active hydrothermal features which can be found throughout the canyon.
And more than 300 feet below us, the Yellowstone River flows through the canyon, further shaping the rocks in this incredible place.
It’s easy to see why this is one of the most photographed views in Yellowstone.
Grand Canyon of Yellowstone over the Cliff View
The high iron compounds in the canyon rocks combined with exposure to the elements causes oxidation and the wide color variation you see in the walls. Essentially, the canyon is rusting.
Yellowstone Waterfall Over the Cliff View (with Rainbow)
Welcome to the waterfall! Can you find the rainbow?
Since these are all 360° videos, you can look around by either pressing the arrows in the navigation circle in the top-left corner of the video, or simply click and drag with your mouse. If you have a VR Headset, move your head around to hear the 360-degree Spatial Audio.
Driving through an Ancient Rock Spring Avalanche in Yellowstone
We’re driving through an area marked by enormous boulders that fell during an ancient avalanche.
Alright, let’s go meet a 50 million year old petrified redwood.
Petrified Volcanic Redwood at Yellowstone
About 50 million years ago, this area of Yellowstone was a flourishing forest with towering redwoods, oaks, pines, maples, magnolias, and more, when volcanic eruptions buried the forest in ash.
This ancient redwood still stands, its wooden trunk turned to stone.
Alyson and Bailey do a Dance By the Petrified Redwood Stump
Let’s take a quick break to listen to the birds singing near this ancient tree.
Oh look, Alyson and Bailey are down on the road doing a little dance and stretching their legs.
Alright, let’s go checkout some more thermal features here in Yellowstone.
What is a Bacterial Mat? Geothermal Hot Spring Talk with Abel in 360 VR
Norris Geyser Basin in 360 VR w/ Spatial Audio
We’re here at Norris Geyser Basin, the hottest geyser basin in Yellowstone National Park
Steamboat Geyser (Bird’s Eye View) in 360 VR
Right in front of you is Steamboat Geyser, the tallest active geyser in the world. Major eruptions from Steamboat shoot water over 300 feet into the air.
2018 has been the most active year for Steamboat since 1982. The geyser, which sometimes waits years between eruptions, just erupted for the 17th time in 2018.
Close-Up of Geyser Erupting at Yellowstone in 360 VR
Checkout this geyser erupting at Yellowstone. This place is wacky.
Hydrothermal Run Off River from Steamboat Geyser
You’re looking at the steaming runoff from several nearby geysers, including Steamboat.
Why is Yellowstone So Weird? At Green Dragon Spring
You’re here in Yellowstone at Green Dragon Spring. Check out this sulfur-lined cave filled with green boiling water.
Norris Basin Fumarole at Yellowstone (Bird’s Eye View in 360)
We’ll leave you with this spectacular view from within Norris Geyser Basin.
Thank you for joining us for Day 4 of our Virtual Tour of Yellowstone National Park. We hope you enjoyed these 360-degree videos.