Thunder Hole Photos

This shows Thunder Hole and views from that location on MDI in Acadia National Park, Maine. Each “number” represents a page of 9 photos.

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Wave at Thunder Hole in Acadia
Crashing Wave hits Thunder Hole
Visitors get wet at Thunder Hole in Acadia National Park
Huge ocean wave slams into coast at Thunder Hole in Acadia
The colors of twilight before the dawn
Twilight silhouette of trees near Thunder Hole
Wet Pink Granite turned red at sunrise near Thunder Hole
Northeast view of Great Head headland next to Sand Beach
Sunrise view of Otter Cliff seen from Thunder Hole in Acadia

With or Without the Thunder!

Greg A. Hartford, photographer, author, publisherNothing captures the attention of visitors, or seem to stay in their memory like the expression “Thunder Hole.” And many will come here each year in hopes of seeing the crashing waves and hearing the thunderous roar. Sad to say, this does not happen consistently or often. The dynamics of wave action, tide level and atmospheric pressure all have to collude in such a way to create the magic. Set this aside for a moment and consider how much there actually is to see just from this vantage point. To the North is Sand Beach. To the East is the rising sun and Schoodic Peninsula. To the South is Otter Cliff. The fact is, this is a prime location to capture many things and shooting right angles to the rising sun creates even more drama in an image. So, go for it - with or without the thunder!

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