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The Heat Below

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 29 September 2011 in Landscape & Rural.

A short loop trail leads past steaming hot springs and pools beside Yellowstone Lake.

This section of Yellowstone Lake, in the background, is the deepest (390 feet) and is actually a caldera that filled with water after erupting 150,000 years ago.There is still heat just below the surface, and the West Thumb Geyser Basin is right along the shore.

NIKON D5000 1/320 second F/13.0 ISO 400 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

You have some fantastic places to visit there Barbara, some great opportunities for landscape photography. Love the greens in this pool.

29 Sep 2011 8:38am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

I'm with Curly, these are great scenes even from a Texan. LOL!

29 Sep 2011 9:55am

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Great picture post card.

29 Sep 2011 11:36am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

a stunning photo of this hot water spring but I'm just trying to imagine the scene when the landmass collapsed to form the caldera that is now the lake

29 Sep 2011 12:01pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Lovely colors and details in the hot springs...beautiful!

29 Sep 2011 12:24pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

This is a fantastic shot, Barbara ... and the colors in the pool are gorgeous. Everyone who can, should experience Yellowstone at least once in their lives! *****

29 Sep 2011 12:44pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This is amazing!!!Everything from the color and clarity of the water, to the gorgeous lake beyond. I am appreciating the scale of this, too!

29 Sep 2011 1:50pm

@Tracy: Thanks, Tracy. I wanted the people in to show the grand scale.

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Oh Wow, we missed this too...we were on a mission to get over to the Falls and blew by here...I love this image, Barbara!! Thank you for this - this is great and a great bit of information too....Next time...!

29 Sep 2011 3:22pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Strange how the landscape colors are so different here . .

29 Sep 2011 3:53pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

A beautiful place and a very nice shot of it !

29 Sep 2011 7:03pm

akbar from gorgan, Iran

like so much

29 Sep 2011 7:33pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

There is just no end to the amazing landscapes of Yellowstone. The lake makes a nice backdrop, Barbara.

29 Sep 2011 8:03pm

franz from Baden, Austria

wonderful and breathtaking and eerie and freaky all the same - like the bottomless pit (filled with boiling water ... ;-))

29 Sep 2011 9:39pm

Sandy Weston from Maine, United States

Simply amazing Barbara....I have never seen these gigantic boiling hot tubs and the water being so deep and being a lake....not a dredged ocean....unbelievable! :)

29 Sep 2011 9:43pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Wonderful colours here Barbara! A beautifully composed shot! ;-)

29 Sep 2011 11:26pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Gorgeous colors. I remember this from my one and only visit in the late 80's.

29 Sep 2011 11:36pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

very similar to the new Zealand thermal areas that i visited! lovely composition here with good calrity and wonderful colours!

30 Sep 2011 2:02am

Twojays from United States

Just gorgeous and clear and amazing. Love the showy exiting clouds as an accompanying feature. I must add the eye brow raising knowledge that the caldera is rising slowly beneath, as you probably know, and standing there on that lovely peaceful shore with the knowledge that it could blow, way overdue, makes for an added (gulp) sensation of .... um, life is so precious, seize the day. (Did you know that?)

30 Sep 2011 2:05pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Incredible...awesome nature areas you are exploring...supetb shot

3 Oct 2011 6:02am

1/320 second
ISO 400
27 mm (35mm equiv.)