A strong stream of water jets out from a powerful geyser found on Parson's Beach in Kennebunk, Maine. As the water shoots from the geyser, it creates a light, beautiful veil of mist that is cast over the surrounding rocks. The terrain is formed by rocks of various shapes and sizes that cover this select area of Parson's Beach. A small cluster of rocks even rests in front of the geyser; the angular shape of the rocks and their rough texture makes the elegant appearance of the steam all-the-more beautiful and extraordinary. Just beyond the rocks is a dense line of trees that peaks out from behind. While their presence is easy to overlook, the trees add a soothing, serene atmosphere to the park and add to its natural beauty.
Geysers occur when water seeps below the earth's crust and travels towards a layer of the earth that is heated by magma from the earth's core. As the water travels back towards the surface, it is then forcibly ejected from the ground as steam through convection, thus creating a geyser. The geyser captured in this photograph, while a wonderful sight to behold, is not nearly as tall as the geysers found in Yellowstone National Park, which can reach more than 300 feet. Parson’s Beach is also one of the lesser-known beaches in Kennebunk, Maine with limited access; but also offers plenty of breathtaking scenery if you can manage to visit.
From the collection of Fred Bodin of Gloucester, MA. Fred was a long time resident and well-known photographer of Gloucester and had one of the best private collections of New England nautical photographs in private hands. Fred was a photojournalist having graduated with this degree from Syracuse University and worked for Yankee Magazine. Fred passed away in 2016 and HIP purchased his collection from his estate.