Thunder Hole Photos
This shows Thunder Hole and views from that location on Mount Desert Island in Acadia National Park, Maine.
With or Without the Thunder!
Nothing 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!