142 years ago today, Yellowstone became America’s first national park - an idea that would spread worldwide. Old Faithful and the majority of the world’s geysers are preserved here. A mountain wild land, home to grizzly bears, wolves, and herds of bison and elk, the park is the core of one of the last, nearly intact, natural ecosystems in the Earth’s temperate zone.
I took this photo while flying around NYC on a bright but hazy day. I’m a pilot in the USAF but this day, I just rented a single engine cessna with a friend and took some photos looking down on the city.