Steam in the Fog

Steam in the Fog

It seems post-apocalyptic:  this heat-blasted landscape of conifer skeletons, rising steam, bare and mineralized ground, in a sunrise light that reminds of artists’ conceptions depicting primordial planets.   Yet the scene is readily available in some form, on most cool mornings in the Lower Geyser Basin.   Locally heavy rains the day before had left the ground saturated also, contributing to an ambient fog reinforced by plumes of geothermal steam condensing as they rose from hot spots in the ground.

Yellowstone National Park WY (19 Sep 13) Looking NW
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