Opening April 24, 2021
What Lies Beneath: Exploring Yellowstone Lake’s Mysterious Vents documents the scientific expedition known as the Hydrothermal Dynamics of Yellowstone LAKE (or HD-YLAKE) project through photos by Chris Linder of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The HD-YLAKE project sought to understand how earthquakes, volcanic processes, and climate affect the hydrothermal system located beneath Yellowstone Lake.
Linder’s photographs explore the present-day landscape as well as the day-to-day operations of the expedition, including that of Yogi, a remotely operated vehicle used to gather samples and readings in and around vents on the lake floor.
What Lies Beneath will be on exhibit in our Draper Natural History Museum’s John Bunker Sands Photography Gallery at the Center of the West from April 24 – August 8, 2021, and again from October 2, 2021 – May 1, 2022.