Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A World of Contradictions.

Yellowstone is a world of contradictions. This is very evident at the West Thumb Geyser Basin. At an elevation of around 7,800 feet above see level Yellowstone Lake is frozen through out a good portion of the year. At the West Thumb however, heated water and steam from the geyser basin mingle help to keep the shore line thawed.


6 comments:

John S. Mead said...

Good post... most do'nt realize that ! Yet another reason Yellowstone is such an amazingly unique place... Thanks for sharing & enlightening!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Great shot. I would love to visit Yellowstone one of these days.

Honey at 2805 said...

Nice shot. Yellowstone is such a place of wonderment it should be on everyone's "must see" list!

ewok1993 said...

what a nice shot. yellowstone is in my bucket list.

fjÀllripan said...

Strange and fascinating...
Beautiful photo! Must be an interesting and nice place to visit, but a little to far for me :)

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Oh, my ... ALL of your pictures are so lovely. I've never been to Yellowstone, but after seeing your photos, I think that I'd really like to go there. Your bird photos are fabulous.

Kathy M.