“Buffalo and Clepsydra Geyser” was captured on the same winter excursion to Yellowstone as “Frosty Pines, Yellowstone” in 1998. I worked in Yellowstone the summer of 1981 and was familiar with its thermal features and reasoned that this location would work well in the afternoon when the plume of steam would be side-lit.
Bison frequent this area in the winter to enjoy the warmth of the thermal features, and, so the idea worked out nicely. The fact that they are nicely spaced and that the icy plume is sinuous makes the scene more interesting. Yellowstone in winter like Yosemite, is a place that provides endless opportunities to explore the juxtaposition of warm and cool temperatures in the colors presented and the temperatures experienced.
Keith Walklet Curriculum Vitae
Keith Walklet: Biography