Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming/Montana/Idaho Card


Back of card text:
Established in 1872, Yellowstone National Park is America’s first national park. Located in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, it is home to a large variety of wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, bison, and elk. Preserved within Yellowstone National Park are Old Faithful and a collection of the world’s most extraordinary geysers and hot springs, and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

Celebrate your favorite national park with one of these beautiful map cards of Yellowstone National Park! They make excellent gifts as well as dispatches to friends and relatives. Made from official National Park Service maps, formatted to fit these nicely printed cards.

Park information: http://www.nps.gov/yell/index.htm


170 million years ago , ancient sedimentary rocks were forced eastward over younger formations in this area. The older rocks, called the Lewis Overthrust, contain excellent examples of Earth’s earliest life forms. Glaciers then carved the landscape into it’s current form, leaving U-shaped valleys, cirques (amphitheatre-shaped upper valleys), cols (passes), arêtes (knife ridges), and gendarmes (pinnacles). Moraines formed at the ends of receding glaciers created over 700 lakes and tarns, most unnamed. Due to climate patterns, most of the glaciers present 150 years ago have disappeared, with the rest potentially melting by 2020. This image covers both Glacier National Park, and Waterton Lakes National Park across the border in Canada.


Maps-al-Fresco™ harken back to the days in cartography when plaster relief models were made, often for the purpose of wall or museum display, or to be photographed for a printed relief map background. Plain in appearance, they show the landscape in it’s simplest, greyscale form.

These posters are available on high-quality media (various papers and canvas) using archival inks, and print clearly up to about 34” x 23” (“Large” size). Fulfilled by Zazzle.com. There is a framing option on their website.

Park information: http://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm


170 million years ago , ancient sedimentary rocks were forced eastward over younger formations in this area. The older rocks, called the Lewis Overthrust, contain excellent examples of Earth’s earliest life forms. Glaciers then carved the landscape into it’s current form, leaving U-shaped valleys, cirques (amphitheatre-shaped upper valleys), cols (passes), arêtes (knife ridges), and gendarmes (pinnacles). Moraines formed at the ends of receding glaciers created over 700 lakes and tarns, most unnamed. Due to climate patterns, most of the glaciers present 150 years ago have disappeared, with the rest potentially melting by 2020. This image covers both Glacier National Park, and Waterton Lakes National Park across the border in Canada.


Maps-au-Naturel images eliminate the presence of man to show only the natural landscape. These maps are created to be more of an artistic approximation, a feeling, of a particular landscape, rather than an exact rendering of every detail. The actual topography and coloration of the terrain are researched and studied in maps, photos and satellite imagery, and then applied generally to the Maps-au-Naturel image.

These posters are available on high-quality media (various papers and canvas) using archival inks, and print clearly up to about 34” x 23” (“Large” size). Fulfilled by Zazzle.com. There is a framing option on their website.

Park information: http://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm