Deep Blue

Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Back from a two week hiatus from the blog in time for Christmas week. Our trip to Disney World was terrific and while I didn't shoot that much, I will be posting a few shots this week. Before I do, today we revisit a really cool location in southern Oregon, Crater Lake National Park.

There are two things that I remember vividly from the park and that is Wizard Island and some of the bluest water found in the world. The water is some of the purest that you will find anywhere, and the blue color is simply amazing. When researching the reason for why the color was so blue, I found the answer on the National Park Service's website (paraphrased in the next paragraph). 

The water is so blue because there is hardly anything else in it.  The water molecules found in Crater Lake contain no sediments, algae, pesticides or pollution, making it very pure. The water molecules absorb all of the color spectrum of sunlight except for the blues. The key to creating the deep blue color is having enough water to absorb the other colors. Since there are 4.6 trillion gallons of water in the lake, there is no problem.