Lions Roar

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. 


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Here’s what we provide

  • GPS Coordinates & Elevation

    We provide exact GPS coordinates (in both DDM and DD formats) & elevation with automatic links directly into Google maps.

  • Trail Difficulty (1 out of 5)

    Know beforehand what you are getting into! We provide a quick overview of the location. Is it easy, moderate or difficult to access?

  • Directions

    For each location we provide detailed directions along with a direct link to Google maps allowing turn by turn directions.

  • Best Time of Day to Shoot

    It is all about the light! We help you plan your trip and let you know if the location is a sunrise, sunset or anytime shot.

  • Best Time of Year to Shoot

    Sunrise might be best in summer or the water fall conditions are best for spring. We will let you know.

  • What Lens(es) Do You Need

    If you are hiking a long distance, weight is important. We provide which lens(es) are needed to help lighten your load.

  • Special Nuances of the Shot

    Not every place is as you might think. We provide a personal insight to the location and an approach to taking the shot.

  • Google Maps Birds-Eye-View

    For each location we provide a birds-eye view to provide a better understanding of the layout and terrain of the location.

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