The only predictable geyser in the lower geyser basin of Yellowstone National Park. This geyser erupts every 9 to 15 hours to heights of up to 220 ft. This photo was taken at 7:23 PM on May 23, 2009.

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Pentax K20D, Pentax 16-50mm lens.

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Stephen Beattie is a full time fine art photographer living in Burlington, VT. His BA is from St. Lawrence University and his MBA is from UVM. His preferred subjects are waterfalls, models, animals, Vermont landscapes, and scenes in National Parks.

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  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaabout 5 years ago


  • Thank you, Scott! :-) The photograph barely does it justice…

    – Stephen Beattie

  • yolanda
    yolandaabout 5 years ago

    Wow great shot and timing. Well done :-)

  • Thanks, Yolanda!

    – Stephen Beattie

  • Tammy  (Robison)Espino
    Tammy (Robiso...about 5 years ago


  • Thank you, Tammy!! It was! :-)

    – Stephen Beattie

  • Andrew Murrell
    Andrew Murrellabout 5 years ago

    What a great capture. Well done and congradulations on the feature

  • Thanks, Andrew! I think it looks like the apocalypse… :-)

    – Stephen Beattie

  • reindeer
    reindeerover 4 years ago

    This is an amazing phenomenon…you did well to witness the gush!! Is it boiling hot? How long does it shoot for? Way cool Stephen(or should I say hot?)! And looks like you captured the sunset behind it!

  • Thanks for your questions… I believe that the center of the geyser is REALLY hot, but a guy sitting near me went down and stuck his hand in the edge of the pool of water that was flowing out, and he said it wasn’t too bad. Had the clouds been a little less thick, I think the sunset would have been more dramatic, but as it was I thought that it looked almost apocalyptic!

    – Stephen Beattie

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 4 years ago

    April 12,2010


  • Very cool! Thank you!!! :-)

    – Stephen Beattie

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 4 years ago

    Your welcome

  • :-)

    – Stephen Beattie

  • moensel
    moenselover 4 years ago

    How nice to be a witness of such a phenomenon! Nice picture!

  • Thank you! Geyser watching is really just a matter of patience and luck! And not being in a hurry to get anywhere!!

    – Stephen Beattie

  • Virginia N. Fred
  • No, thank you! :-)

    – Stephen Beattie

  • Julie Everhart
    Julie Everhartover 4 years ago
  • Thank you!! :-)

    – Stephen Beattie

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