Welcome to Day 3 of our 360° Virtual Tour of the Yellowstone Supervolcano!
We’re going to be showing you around more of the park’s features in these 360-degree videos with spatial audio.
How to Herd Buffalo with a Pickup Truck at Yellowstone
Looks like we’ve got another traffic jam with bison.
Since this is a 360° video, 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.
Yellowstone Lake in the West Thumb Area
We’re here at Yellowstone Lake, which straddles the southeast corner of the Yellowstone caldera, one of the largest active silicic volcanoes in the world.
Geothermal Activity West Thumb Basin in Yellowstone Supervolcano
Volcanic and hydrothermal activity overlapping multiple advances and recessions of glacial ice have contributed to the unusual shape of Yellowstone Lake, which has literally been shaped by fire and ice.
Geothermal Hot Springs at Edge of Yellowstone Lake
Take a look around the 360-degree video to see this steaming geothermal hot spring as it trickles into Yellowstone Lake.
After seeing this, it’s easier imagine the lake floor which is covered with underwater hydrothermal vents, geysers, hot springs, and even deep canyons.
Elk Momma Nibbles out of Geothermal Pool at Yellowstone
This Elk Momma came right up to us to eat plants out of a geothermal hot spring!
Thankfully, she seems more interested in munching on veggies than stomping on humans.
This video was filmed in 3D Stereoscopic 360 Video, so if you have a Virtual Reality headset you’ll be able to see depth perception in 360 degrees!
Mammoth Hot Springs
We’re on our way to Mammoth Hot Springs. This is a favorite in Yellowstone National Park because of its colorful and intricately-shaped formations.
Driving Through Yellowstone to Mammoth Springs
Take a look at the beautiful forested area we drive through to get to Mammoth.
On Top of Mammoth Spring
We’re on top of Mammoth. There is a lot of geothermal activity here because we’re standing on top of Yellowstone Supervolcano.
There are so many beautiful and unusual hot springs in Yellowstone, along with more than half of the world’s geysers.
Bottom of Mammoth Spring Terrace at Yellowstone
The orange color you see here is created by bacteria and algae. And the intricate and uniquely shaped formations are mineral deposits as water slowly trickles from the hot springs.
Geothermal Spring with Bacterial Thermophiles at Yellowstone
Thanks for stopping by! We hope you enjoyed this part of our Virtual Tour of Yellowstone National Park.