Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Another Image Quiz

It's been a while since we had an image quiz. This one is two fold: what is going on here and where is it? This is in the United States, although I think few of you have been in this area.


13 comments:

The Duke said...

So you can give us a hint, right? It looks like the right side of the picture has had a fire but I'm not sure.

Jess and Jen said...

Western United States. Fire scars exist on the bottom right and top right. -Jess

Jess and Jen said...

Still no takers? Jen had no idea.

Another hint: The patterns on the left are from forest harvests.

Where are we, and why the line?

The Duke said...

I've been wondering why the line - that is computer stuff - I thought the dark on the right side of the line was the fire burn but apparently not. I'm still thinking.

Jess and Jen said...

This snapshot is completely how it looks like in nature. No computer effects taken here. It's west of 110 degrees west. -Jess

Lokodi said...

Is this in Washington state just west of Mt. Rainer? I could be way off, but it looks like it.

Lindsey

Jess and Jen said...

No quite. Thanks for guessing! I told Mom, Dad, and Kaitlin last night, so they can no longer guess. -Jess

Adam H. Clark said...

This is Island Park, Idaho. the interesting line we see is the western border of Yellowstone National Park, which is located just west of the Wyoming state border.

the area has very interesting geography. You should read about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Island_Park,_Idaho

Wahoo - I win!

Adam

Jess and Jen said...

The line exists both on maps and in nature because the USFS allows tree harvests; the National Park does not. The USFS cuts trees down right up to the edge, therefore showing this distinct border.

I knew I could rely on Adam. -Jess

Gillian Mohlman said...

you pick images that are too hard! hahaha

Adam H. Clark said...

The clues made it pretty easy. I knew that the line couldn't be natural - the geography in the picture just didn't justify a natural cause. So I just looked along any interior border lines for similar terrain - and there it was. Cool picture. Sad how much they've cut out of the forest there on the left.

Adam

Kaitlin Clark said...

You didn't tell me last night.

Jason said...

Crap, I missed this one. I haven't been on the blog much the last couple of months.