Old Faithful might be the most famous natural wonder in Yellowstone National Park, but it’s not the only geyser that’s putting on a show. The Steamboat Geyser is known to rocket water up to 300 feet in the air. It’s a spectacular sight if you’re lucky enough to catch it person. Honestly, most visitors will have to keep on walkin’ down the boardwalk without seeing anything more than a little mist—thankfully, we’ve got video these days to capture the geyser at all times. Watch the world’s tallest geysers erupt in this video from the National Park Service.
According to the U.S .Geological Survey Volcano Observatory, visitors have been lucky. The geyser does not erupt very often, sometimes going quiet for decades at a time! This year, however, the geyser has experienced back-to-back eruptions on March 15, April 19, and April 27. It’s an amazing sight to see the giant column of mist floating above the forest. No one knows why the geyser is more active this year; while the scientists from the U.S.G.S. are there to monitor the ancient super-volcano buried beneath Yellowstone National Park, there’s no sign of any increased volcanic activity. (Phew!)
Watch the video from the National Park Service to find out more.