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Yellowstone Launches Its First Live Streaming Webcam

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Date: January 23, 2008
Contact: Al Nash or Stacy Vallie, 307-344-2015

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190

January 23, 2008 08-02

Al Nash or Stacy Vallie (307) 344-2015

Yellowstone National Park Launches Its First Live Streaming Webcam

Yellowstone National Park launched its first live streaming webcam today. This exciting new feature provides live, full motion video of Old Faithful Geyser, as well as Beehive, Lion, Giantess, and other geysers located on Geyser Hill. Viewers may also observe wildlife as they wander into range of the webcam.

This real time webcam can be launched at http://www.nps.gov/yell/photosmultimedia/yellowstonelive.htmwhere a 5-minute audio message presented by a park ranger plays with the live video stream, providing information about various hydrothermal features. For those who want to know more about Yellowstone’s thermal features or wildlife, there are links on the webcam page that take viewers to a variety of information, including short ranger talk videos.

The webcam is still considered experimental, especially in the harsh environment of a typical Yellowstone winter.  On occasions when the webcam may be out of order, please do not contact the park as staff will be closely monitoring the equipment and will work to correct any problems as quickly as conditions allow.

Look for information about additional programs offered in 2008 via this live streaming webcam. 

The webcam, a Canon NU-700N, was donated along with supporting funds, by Canon U.S.A. to the non-profit Yellowstone Park Foundation.


Did You Know?

Fire in Yellowstone Pineland in 1988

The 1988 fires affected 793,880 acres or 36 percent of the park. Five fires burned into the park that year from adjacent public lands. The largest, the North Fork Fire, started from a discarded cigarette. It burned more than 410,000 acres.