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Explore our planet through photography and imagery, including climate change and water all the way back to the 1800s when the USGS was surveying the country by horse and buggy.

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A large herd of bison travel through an open field while the sun sets in the distance over the mountains.
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Bison Field
A stream of water and steam erupts from a geyser while a rainbow crosses over top.
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Castle Geyser
Yellowish bacteria in water flows out of a blue colored hot spring in the shape of an ear.
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Ear Spring
A large circular area of water with multiple colors ranging from blue color and spanning outward to orange. Steam rises above
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Grand Prismatic Spring
A tall stream of water erupts from Old Faithful geyser in the distance. People stand on a walkway watching.
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Old Faithful
A rainbow rises to the right over the fumes of two geysers nearby.
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Rainbow over Ledge Geyser
A sunset peaking out over a small, woody, hill.
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Yellowstone Sunset
A large eruptive column of water bursts upward from a cone shaped opening, trees and mountains in the distance.
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Beehive Geyser
A river flowing to the background where it meets up with several steam vents rising off the ground.
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River and Thermals
Three large boulders rest in the river with a haze of early morning fog lingering above. Tall pine trees line both sides.
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Early Morning on the Gibbon River
Small pools of mud that are bubbling
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Mudpot at Artists' Paintpots
steam rising from a rocky hill with the sunrise breaking through the trees on the side.
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Steamboat Geyser
A river flows through a canyon into the distance.
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Yellowstone River from Brink of Lower Falls
A river flows through a canyon into the distance.
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Yellowstone River from Brink of Lower Falls
Large amounts of water flowing over rocks.
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Artists' Painpots
Small pools of mud that are bubbling
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Cinnamon Spouter
Large amounts of water flowing over rocks.
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Kepler Cascades
A sunset peaking out over a small, woody, hill.
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Roaring Mountain
Large amounts of water flowing over rocks down to a stream
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Rustic Falls
Color photograph of lava fountaining
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June 8, 2023 — Low lava fountaining continues in Halema‘uma‘u crater, Kīlauea volcano
lava flowing in Halemaʻumaʻu crater
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Kīlauea summit eruption in Halema‘uma‘u - June 7, 2023