Not too long ago I was traveling across Oregon Coast on a nature photography trip with an old friend and one of the places he wanted to check out was Thor's Well, located about midway down the state's incredible coastline at a place called Cape Perpetua.
Formed out of natural volcanic rock (basalt), this wild geologic anomaly was probably formed by a cave beaten into the cliff that eventually collapsed forming this unusual seeming deep hole in the ground but is actually open underwater to the surf. This causes water to explode violently upward through the "well", followed by the foamy water to duck back down into the depths of the earth.
It was utterly fascinating, even if I did get hit and completely soaked by one of the infamous rogue waves of the Pacific Ocean.
- Image Size
- 4800x3200 / 10.5MB
Cape Perpetua, Cooks Chasm, Lincoln County, Oregon, PNW, Pacific Northwest, Pacific Ocean, Thor's Well, Yachats, beach, coast, spring, amazing, America, beach, beautiful, beauty, coast, coastline, dawn, daybreak, deep, dramatic, landmark, landscape, light, marine, mist, misty, morning, natural, nature, nautical, northwest, Pacific Ocean, Pacific Northwest, PNW, rocks, salt water, sea, seascape, spray, surf, United States, USA, water, white, wild
- Contained in galleries
- Beaches & Coasts