"There She Blows" original Astro Photo by Babak Tafreshi
Seen on the National Geographic News the Old Faithful Geyser in the World Heritage Site of Yellowstone National Park erupts under the stars during a summer night in Wyoming, United States. This one-minute sequence of 3 photos displays how the eruption happens. The geyser is known as one of the most predictable natural landmarks in the world, erupting in intervals of between 60 and 110 minutes. Stars of the Ursa Major (the Big Bear) are right above the eruption and the North Star, Polaris, in the constellation Ursa Minor (the Little Bear) is at the upper right. Noted by the photographer: "Wandering at Yellowstone in a summer night there is a good chance to face a big bear on the ground too!" The eruption of this strong cone geyser can shoot 14000–32000 liters of boiling water to a height of 30–55 meters. The Old Faithful has been erupting at least since the late 1800s. Babak Tafreshi,The World At Night.
This beautiful print is printed on the highest archival quality paper with vivid color and exceptional detail, suitable for museum or gallery display and is digitally signed by the artist. Dimensions: 12''X18''.
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Babak Tafreshi is an award winning photographer working with the National Geographic, Sky & Telescope magazine, and the European Southern Observatory (ESO). Babak is also a freelance science journalist and astronomy communicator using all media. On any given day he could be anywhere on the planet, from the Sahara to the Himalayas or Antarctica. In 2009, he received the Lennart Nilsson Award, the world’s most recognized award for scientific photography, for his global contribution to night sky photography. He currently sits on the board of directors at AWB.