Near the Lower Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park is a stand of fire-scorched trees, or “fire trees” as our younger daughter named them during her first visit to the park five years ago. The ground surrounding a section of these trees is often steaming, hinting at the subterranean warmth and runoff from springs on Firehole Lake Drive nearby. Following a snow fall this phenomenon was illustrated nicely with a sharp delineation between cool and hot ground. This is another 16×9 photograph taken with our cool little Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2.
Burned trees in grass meadow in Lower Geyser Basin. Grass on the left has hot runoff from nearby thermal springs, keeping it free of snow.
Image ID: 19789
Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA