Monday, 28 January 2008

Old Faithful online

OK, the legal connection is tenuous, but if you're feeling cooped up inside you might enjoy this news: the National Park Service has announced the first webcam at Yellowstone National Park. Donated by Canon USA, the full-motion, live-streaming webcam is located near Old Faithful and brings online visitors views of several other geysers in the area. When geysers such as Beehive, Lion, or Giantess are erupting, the camera will be aimed at them and zoomed in for optimal viewing enjoyment. When bison, elk, coyotes, or the occasional bear wander into the camera’s view, live video images will be transmitted.
At the moment it looks very snowy and cold there, but darned if there aren't a bunch of people all bundled up watching the geyser erupt.

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