West Thumb Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

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Comments (11)

Palmina Moore on February 6, 2008

The light play in this photo is just beautiful! Looks like a truly gorgeous place. Thanks for sharing


Ralph Maughan on February 6, 2008


It looks like it was afternoon because the sunlight comes from the west.

This is a fine photo.

Marilyn Whiteley on February 6, 2008

More of the magic, Rich!

Richard Ryer on February 6, 2008

Greetings Marilyn, Ralph, Mira and Palmina, Thanks for visiting the West Thumb Geyser Basin and commenting. We were stopped for refueling and it was late afternoon. It would be dark before we got back to the Snow Lodge at Old Faithful. We were returning from the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Right next to the warming hut was a huge pine tree. Just to the south of that tree were two more and those are the sources of the long shadows. Beyond the ghost trees and pools was Yellowstone Lake. It was a very beautiful setting. It was also very cold, but that was OK. We walked down to the pools to look into the deep blue waters. A fantastic end to a great day of sight seeing.



Hank Waxman on February 6, 2008

Great series on that great, great park, Rich. This one is extra special. Well done.


Richard Ryer on February 6, 2008

Greetings Hank, Thanks for visiting. I have been to Yellowstone many times, but never in winter. Winter is the best time to go to this park, discussion over. This place is just amazing. I have never seen so much snow in January, anywhere. The steam in the air makes it look prehistoric. What a wonderful place.



Alfred Schaffer on February 7, 2008

Amazing light!

Greetings Alfred

©junebug on February 7, 2008

That's a lovely photo with beautiful lighting, Rich! Yellowstone is really fascinating - I have been there only once but I'll never forget it. Cheers, Anne

Richard Ryer on February 7, 2008

Greetings Anne, I am glad you have gotten to see the park at least once. It is a wonderful place. But winter time - it is magic. There is more snow than I have seen in a long time. The lighting and the steam make for endless photo opportunities.



Richard Ryer on February 11, 2008

Greetings Hamzars, Long shadows with steam and frost in the trees. It was very beautiful. I am glad you like it.



Alireza Javaheri on December 28, 2009

Beautiful ...

Merry Christmas

Greetings From Iran


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    by Richard Ryer