• An aerial view of Old Faithful erupting taken from Observation Point with the Old Faithful Inn to the side.

    Yellowstone

    National Park ID,MT,WY

Whale's Mouth

A large, wide hole in the rock is filled with hot, blue water, resembling a large mouth.
 

This hot spring was named by a park naturalist in 1967 because its shape "resembles the mouth and gullet of a giant fish". This is regarded by many as an especially peculiar thing for a naturalist to say, due to the fact that whales are not fish.


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Did You Know?

Seventh Cavalry Ensignia Pin.

Prior to the establishment of the National Park Service, the U.S. Army protected Yellowstone between 1886 and 1918. Fort Yellowstone was established at Mammoth Hot Springs for that purpose.