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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Mon 06 Aug, 2018 5:13 pm

And that is correct John.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Mon 06 Aug, 2018 11:02 pm

eggs wrote:And that is correct John.

Thanks eggs, I aim to return to that location one day and actually do some walking.

USA:
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Along Sulphur Banks Trail near the Kilauea Visitor Centre - Hawaii Volcanoes NP via Hilo, Hawaii, Hawaii USA
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 08 Aug, 2018 12:41 am

The yellow colouring provides the most prominent and relevant clue.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Wed 08 Aug, 2018 5:06 am

Sulphur Springs.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 08 Aug, 2018 10:40 am

ribuck wrote:Sulphur Springs.

Not Sulphur Springs (seems to be a multitude of those all over the place).
This trail does have "Sulphur" in its name.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Wed 08 Aug, 2018 11:20 am

This was a curious photo.
Given John's history I was thinking Yellowstone?
But I thought I should try a search on sulphur cliffs - but naw, they are not steep enough to be cliffs. What word should I use - hmm - try Banks.
So put in Sulphur Banks and up pops a spot in Hawaii out from Kilauea Visitor Centre in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
[Currently closed due to recent "activity"]
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 08 Aug, 2018 4:51 pm

eggs wrote:This was a curious photo.
Given John's history I was thinking Yellowstone?
But I thought I should try a search on sulphur cliffs - but naw, they are not steep enough to be cliffs. What word should I use - hmm - try Banks.
So put in Sulphur Banks and up pops a spot in Hawaii out from Kilauea Visitor Centre in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
[Currently closed due to recent "activity"]

Excellent detective work eggs, Sulphur Banks Trail is correct. Yes, most of the NP is closed and still subject to ongoing eruptions from the crater etc. A far cry from hiking around much of the summit area, and even down into the outer part of the Halema‘uma‘u crater when I visited. Wouldn't want to try that now, https://www.nps.gov/havo/2018-closure.htm.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Wed 08 Aug, 2018 5:28 pm

Back to NZ

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A lovely morning at Kinloch Lodge on Lake Wakitapu
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 08 Aug, 2018 5:37 pm

Reminds me of Te Anau
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Wed 08 Aug, 2018 6:20 pm

Not on Lake Te Anua. I am at the top end of the lake near a major river delta.
The accomodation here is popular with trampers
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Wed 08 Aug, 2018 10:11 pm

Kinloch

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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Wed 08 Aug, 2018 10:21 pm

Correct - wfbw. Kinloch Lodge at the head of Lake Wakitapu
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Thu 09 Aug, 2018 9:33 am

eggs wrote:Correct - wfbw. Kinloch Lodge at the head of Lake Wakitapu

Thanks. NZ... name the hut:
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Sat 11 Aug, 2018 7:46 pm

There's a river junction just below the hut

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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Sat 11 Aug, 2018 10:46 pm

Sorry wfbw, thought someone else might have a go at this one.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Sun 12 Aug, 2018 10:48 am

Top Forks it is :)

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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Sun 12 Aug, 2018 7:28 pm

Back to Europe
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Lac du Miage in Val Veny on the Tour Mt Blanc in Italy
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Mon 13 Aug, 2018 11:52 pm

These lakes are rather special. The slopey blackish wall above one is actually ice.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Tue 14 Aug, 2018 11:05 am

Getting nowhere. To narrow it down is this on the Tour Mont Blanc?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Sat 18 Aug, 2018 3:53 pm

Sorry John. Been very remote. This is Tour Mt Blanc.in Italy - Embedded in a glacier...
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sat 18 Aug, 2018 9:27 pm

No worries eggs, I assumed you were away somewhere. With thanks and acknowledgement to the person who posted this on flickr, likely answers the reason why the location is special:
"Miage lake is a so-called juxtaglacial lake because it is in direct contact with the Miage glacier..."
"This lake is dammed by the moraine ridges deposited by the glacier during the Little Ice Age (for the most recent ones). Depending on the level of the lake (which drains subglacially periodically), various ponds - also dammed by moraine ridges - are individualized. The color difference between these basins arise from density of glacial sediments suspended in the water column"
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Sun 19 Aug, 2018 5:34 pm

Miage Lakes is correct
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sun 19 Aug, 2018 7:02 pm

Let's try something different. A where's Wally, sort of. Where and what is he photographing in the USA?
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Local wildlife photographer at work, Yellowstone NP Wyoming USA
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Mon 20 Aug, 2018 11:44 pm

Follow a line forward from the end of his lens to find the fuzzy target subject. That plus the name of the NP will do.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 22 Aug, 2018 12:26 pm

johnw wrote:Follow a line forward from the end of his lens to find the fuzzy furry target subject. That plus the name of the NP will do.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Graham51 » Wed 22 Aug, 2018 1:55 pm

Okay, I think I can see a bear but where? Try Yosemite because I saw a bear there.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby norts » Wed 22 Aug, 2018 2:02 pm

How many places in the USA have bears? I have seen them in Great Smoky, Shenandoah, Glacier, Yosemite NPs and a few wilderness areas, Bob Marshall. Just not enough info in this photo.
I thought it was a wolf
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Wed 22 Aug, 2018 2:34 pm

I reckon it might be a mockup of Bigfoot - but if so, no idea of where.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 22 Aug, 2018 11:34 pm

eggs wrote:I reckon it might be a mockup of Bigfoot - but if so, no idea of where.

You might be watching too much Discovery Channel eggs :wink:

norts wrote:How many places in the USA have bears? I have seen them in Great Smoky, Shenandoah, Glacier, Yosemite NPs and a few wilderness areas, Bob Marshall. Just not enough info in this photo.
I thought it was a wolf

We did see wolves on this trip in the same general area. Fair enough, higher resolution, and location is probably difficult without more background features.

Graham51 wrote:Okay, I think I can see a bear but where? Try Yosemite because I saw a bear there.

Graham was first with correct identification of the bear. Not Yosemite but that's probably the closest guess without checking the map. This was in the Lamar Valley in Yellowstone NP. We noticed this local wildlife photographer and became curious about what he was observing. It became obvious when we joined him. Below is a zoomed in shot. The bear was pacing up and down watching us but didn't seem bothered by our presence, and we kept a respectful distance (park regs are min. 90 yards). I assume it's a male grizzly, partly because it was huge - but it was also spring and many females would probably have cubs, and unlikely to be as tolerant. The photographer told us he'd been doing the same thing nearby a week earlier, when another bear walked up behind him. I carried bear spray and a bear bell on the rest of our Yellowstone adventures.
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Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) aka North American brown bear - Lamar Valley, Yellowstone NP Wyoming USA
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby norts » Wed 22 Aug, 2018 11:44 pm

How can you tell the difference between Black and Grizzly bear *&%$#!?

Grizzly 's smells of pepper and has bells in it.
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