Near Old Faithful - Yellowstone, WY
I don’t care who you are, where you’re from, how old you are, or how many times you have seen it—Old Faithful is magical! The area around Old Faithful is a living volcano and the geysers are something to see. However, from a landscape photographer’s standpoint, it is almost impossible to capture a unique image from this area. I said almost impossible, not impossible.
I got lucky on my first visit to Old Faithful and stumbled on this great location. I call it Lion’s Roar, as the powerful eruption comes from a small series of geysers around Old Faithful called the Lion Geyser Group. What makes the shot unique is the wonderful hot water pool (Heart Spring) that sits in front of the Lion Geyser. What makes the shot difficult is that Lion Geyser is not very predictable, and it may only erupt 2-4 times each day - and you don’t know when.