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Yellowstone Lower Falls

By MalcolmS  
The lower falls are 308 feet (94 m) high, or almost twice as high as Niagara. The volume of water is in no way comparable to Niagara as the width of the Yellowstone River before it goes over the lower falls is 70 feet (22 m), whereas Niagara is a half mile (800 m).

The lower falls descend from the 590,000 year old Canyon Rhyolite lava flow. The lower falls of Yellowstone is still the largest volume major waterfall in the Rocky Mountains of the United States. The volume of water flowing over the falls can vary from 63,500 USgal/s (240 m/s) at peak runoff to 5,000 USgal/s (19 m/s) in the fall.

No doubt this will go down like a lead balloon because it's portrait.

Tags: Landscape General Water Waterfalls Flowers and plants Yellowstone Landscape and travel

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A most impressive waterfall!
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kinfatric 11 550 9 Scotland
12 Feb 2012 6:30PM
I've seen these falls frozen on the tele' Malcolm again a very impressive image and composition.
12 Feb 2012 6:38PM
Excellent composition, a terrific scene.

Len
12 Feb 2012 6:43PM
Uch, this is very impressive!
Hanni
nonur Plus
7 17 9 Turkey
12 Feb 2012 7:28PM
Immensity imposed so well!
Hanners Plus
10 875 10 Ireland
12 Feb 2012 8:41PM
needs to be portrait... This a cracking shot Malcolm, would love to go there Smile
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
12 Feb 2012 8:56PM
A breathtaking image! The colors are outstanding!
marktc 5 85 14 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2012 10:29PM
Terrific !
12 Feb 2012 11:42PM
An amazing scene. Beautiful............Sandy
Leilani 11 29 3 England
13 Feb 2012 12:06AM
Wow! What a powerful looking waterfall, the scene is beautifully captured. Smile
The rivers and glacial melt that formed Yellowstone would make Niagara look like a drip in the bathroom tap. Looks spectacular here Malcolm, wonderful light as well as the water. Size doesn't always relate to grandeur and beauty. But the Americans do love BIG.

Dougie
andy_AHG 7 106 6 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2012 4:46PM
A really impressive spectacle Malcolm. Would love to go there one day.

Andy
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
6 Mar 2012 9:51PM
An awesome image, what a sight this must have been to behold

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