YVO Webcam at Yellowstone Lake

Detailed Description

The camera view is south-southeast over Yellowstone Lake from the cell phone tower near Fishing Bridge. Stevenson Island is visible within the lake on the right. The view extends down the Southeast Arm between the Promontory (low ridge rising from the lake) and the eastern shore. Above the shore, the acid-bleached Brimstone Basin remains white even when the snows have melted. The Absaroka Mountains in the background are composed of approximately 50-million-year old volcanic rocks that long precede the current volcanic activity at Yellowstone, which started about 2.2 million years ago. We appreciate the assistance of Verizon and Hy-Lander Tower Services in installing the camera system. This annotated photo provides location details

Disclaimer: This view is a single image from a research camera. Please be aware that the camera runs via cellular modem and is subject to sporadic breakdown, which may not be repaired immediately. At times, weather will obscure visibility.