Black Pool at West Thumb Geyser Basin

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Comments (16)

David Bakken on January 28, 2009

Black Pool is such a gem. The misnomer (when it was surveyed, it was cool enough for black algae) makes it even better. Natural splendor may be timeless, but Yellowstone isn't.

walkaboutwest on January 29, 2009

Thanks, David. I agree. I love West Thumb, as it is so changeable (as are all the hydro-thermal areas). Since it sounds as though you are familiar with the park you might be interested to know that a large area of Yellowstone Lake in the area of West Thumb was still unfrozen as of the date of this photo. Very strange. Do you work in Yellowstone?

David Bakken on January 29, 2009

I did a few years ago. Lousy housekeeping job in Grant Village. I'm none too fond of the guest-service contractor, but I love that park.

Thomas Reichel on January 29, 2009

Great foto Eve. Must be a fantastic region. Greetings, Thomas.

walkaboutwest on January 29, 2009

Bruce, I also remember it being black, well, sort of that dark olive-brown that Morning Glory was after it got clogged before they cleaned it out and it started heating up again. Thank you for the complement.

David, I'd love to work in the park full-time (I have a secret wish to be a Snow-coach driver), but since I value my health insurance from my full-time job, I can't work in the Parks more than about 8 weeks a year. I'm suppose working for Xanterra is no picnic, but they are sure a huge improvement guest services-wise from TW.

© Mustafa ERKEK on January 29, 2009

merhaba, Excellent photo!


other my photos

Regards from İstanbul in Turkey

silgab on January 31, 2009


Redi Pérez on February 3, 2009

WOW! que lugar mas fantastico has captado con tu cámara de fotos!!! ahí si que se debe disfrutar de verdad!!! que paisaje mas precioso


Gligo on February 4, 2009

Very, very nice!

Greetings from Croatia, Gligo

gio bernabei e betta on February 4, 2009

ciao eve very beautiful view,good picture. greetings from italy giovanni

Crise Marín de Espin… on February 21, 2009


Visit my Gallery.

Epi F.Villanueva on February 22, 2009


zaimemre on March 13, 2009

Woww, great shot... Emre

Michael Torggler on November 22, 2009

WONDERFUL!!! Stunning picture! Congratulations to your gallery!

Andrea Riberti on November 22, 2009

Ciao Tormic, vedo che ci ritroviamo sugli stessi soggetti... Beh, gli uomini della montagna non possono che apprezzare paesaggi come questo! Ciao, Andrea

Oh, yes, Eve, this is another great shot! I really like your gallery. Ciao, Andrea

Alireza Javaheri on December 28, 2009

Beautiful ...

Merry Christmas

Greetings From Iran

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Photo taken in Yellowstone National Park, West Thumb Geyser Basin Trail, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, USA

Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 28, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by walkaboutwest
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
    • Taken on 2008/12/28 15:55:32
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 17.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.33 EV
    • No flash