The amazing transparent Devil's Lake, Oregon in 1955.


The waters of Devil's Lake in Oregon change color every hour or two of the day, and when the mountain winds are still and the light just right the stream-fed lake becomes almost miraculously clear and tranquil.

This spring Paul Hosmer and his son Jim of Bend, Ore. went up to Devil's Lake to take pictures of the changing colors. While Jim was standing on the shore setting up his cameras, the emerald green waters suddenly cleared. He called to his father to hold the canoe steady with the paddle and then took this photograph which makes the canoe seem magically suspended over the placid waters of Devil's Lake.


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