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Oregon Coast Thor’s Well

About half way down the Oregon coast there is this place informally named Thor’s well, it’s umm, a hole. It’s not your ordinary hole, this one doesn’t fill up, so it must have a drain, but looking at it a drain would be below sea level and therefore defy the laws of physics. The mesmerizing ebb and flow of water into the hole takes place during a very rough surf and nearly high tide. In between shots you have to clean the lens of ocean spray while balancing in a strong wind on very sharp rocks. It can be dangerous and it’s perfectly clear to me that if the current pulls you into that hole you are not coming out alive.

  • Steve W - August 15, 2011 - 4:06 pm

    WOW !!!!!!!!!
    Ferrell I must say that is one great pictureReplyCancel

  • John M - August 17, 2011 - 8:19 am

    That is a great shot, especially in B&W.ReplyCancel

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  • Robin Duvall Kopchinski - August 19, 2011 - 5:27 am

    Amazing! (and a little scary!)ReplyCancel

  • Len Saltiel - August 19, 2011 - 7:06 pm

    This awesome. What a unique quirk of nature.ReplyCancel

  • Shirley Arthur Weatherford - August 21, 2011 - 8:12 am

    WOW!!!! so interesting.ReplyCancel

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  • Prue Ronneberg - October 9, 2011 - 9:52 pm

    Ferrell. This picture is phenomenal. As are you. Wow! Thank you for taking a ‘chance’. I also love the rim of clouds way, way out. Pulls you out to sea. x PrueReplyCancel

  • evleen Anderson - October 14, 2011 - 4:15 pm

    Spectacular capture. And I agree with Prue, the cloudline just above the horizon, acts as a nice soft counterpoint to the ominous well at the forefront.ReplyCancel

  • LeAnn Lee - January 27, 2012 - 11:25 pm

    Do you sell prints of your pictures? I am specifically interested in the Thor’s Well Photo
    Hi LeAnn, yes I do, you can contact me directly, ferrellmc@comcast.netReplyCancel

  • Justin Jackson - June 27, 2013 - 6:18 pm

    I am a Sophmore at the University of Oregon and my team and I are trying to be the first group to successfully climb down on ropes and scuba dive to the bottom of Thor’s Well! Our set date is July 30th at 4:30 pm! I would love for you to come watch!ReplyCancel

  • Eric Kamov - October 8, 2015 - 7:14 am

    I’ve been travelling most of the planet’s coasts, but in my humble opinion, the Oregonian coast beats them all – hands down! (For some reason, Heceta Head has become an icon for me personally………) Would love to visit Thor’s Well for an up-and-close encounter…… Outstanding shot!ReplyCancel

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