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Geology of National Parks, 3D and Photographic Tours

Yellowstone National Park

A photo tour featuring park geology

Click here for modern tour Start a 3D image tour by clicking here. See tour in standard photo images See images in a thumbnail image gallery
Click here to start a tour of the park as seen with modern 3D photography.
Click here to see a thumbnail image gallery of modern images.
Historic Yellowstone stereographic photography Start a 3D image tour by clicking here. See tour in standard photo images See images in a thumbnail image gallery  
Index map of Yellowstone National Park showing major roads
Click here to start a tour of the park, as seen through a series of 34 "restored" 3-D images. Most are well-known landmarks as they were photographed in stereo. The original stereo cards presented here were purchased in Mammoth Hotsprings, Wyoming Territory in 1916.

Click here to see the same tour in standard black and white stereographic images. The tour begins at Old Faithful and proceeds in a clockwise route around the park.

The images used in this website are scanned from original stereographs that were purchased as souvenirs by Emma Sanor (from Minerva, Ohio) while visiting Yellowstone in 1916. The stereographs are therefore older than that date (and have hence expired their copyright). Stereo photography became extremely popular starting in the early 1880's. The oldest date for any of these original images was about 1884. Individual pages can be clicked on below.

Angel Terrace
Cleopatra Terrace
Down the Grand Canyon
Eagles Nest Rock
Economic Geyser
Fishing Spring
Giant Geyser
Giant Geyser Cone
Gibbon Falls
Golden Gate Canyon
Golden Gate Entrance

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Geyser Crater
Grand View
Great Falls
Grotto Spring
Hayden Valley
Inspiration Point
Kepler Falls
Liberty Cap
Mammoth Hot Springs
Mammoth Paint Pots

Minerva Terrace
Obsidian Cliff
Old Faithful Geyser
Old Faithful Inn
Pulpit Terrace
Punch Bowl Spring
Red Rock Overlook
Riverside Geyser
Twin Cub Bears
Upper Falls
Rapids above Upper Falls
Grand Tetons
Click here to see more geology tours of National Parks.
Learn more at the National Park Service's Yellowstone National Park website.

For more information about Yellowstone National Park's geology, visit the U.S. Geological Survey's Yellowstone Volcano Observatory.

Selected references.

3D glasses

The "recent" photography on this website was taken by Phil Stoffer in 2006. This website contains images produced from stereo photo pairs that were manipulated into anaglyphs (3-D images). You will need red-and-cyan stereo viewing glasses to get the 3-D visual effects.

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