14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Sawmill at Sunset

When staying at Old Faithful in winter, I try to make sure to walk the geyser basin each day at sunrise and sunset. Generally planning my route based on estimated geyser eruptions and available light. On this evening, the basin was particularly cold and empty. I emphasis the cold factor. -36F. Which is cold enough to prevent the boiling water from melting much of the snow around the thermal features.

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Date Taken: 02.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Wyoming, United States of America
Copyright: © Tim Auer