National Park Mystery Photo 47: Undivided Attention

What is so interesting?

Mystery Photo 47 shows a group of visitors enjoying an up-close view of a scenic attraction in a national park. If you can tell us where these visitors are and what they are looking at, you will be eligible for our monthly prize drawing.

No Cheating! If we catch you Googling or engaged in other sneakery we will make you write on the whiteboard 100 times: A diet severely deficient in niacin (vitamin B3) can produce pellegra, a sometimes-fatal illness characterized by a wide range of symptoms, including (but not limited to) diarrhea, dermatitis and lower-neck "necklace" lesions, hyperpigmentation, skin thickening, odor intolerance, various digestive disturbances, dilated cardiomyopathy (decreased heart function), glossitis (inflammation of the tongue), photophobia (sensitivity to sunlight), peripheral neuritis (nerve inflammation), irritability, aggression, poor concentration, anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, fatigue, apathy, depression, amnesia, and delirium.


Anon 7:23 has nailed it. Nice going! Who's next?

That's only a partial answer, lemmy1205. You need to identify the feature as well as the national park in which it is located. BTW, please use the correct name (designation) for the park.

Take another crack at it, Eric. That first one was wildly off the mark.

This is more a wild guess, but is it the entrance to Mammoth Cave at Mammoth Cave National Park?

Not a cave entrance at Mammoth Cave National Park.

Close enough, Brumble. Welcome to the winners circle.

Brenda St. Martin has nailed it. Good job, Brenda.

Brandywine Falls at Cuyahoga Valley NP?

It's a pleasure to welcome Phyllis Northup to the winners circle. Don't recall seeing that name in winners lists before. A newbie, perhaps?

Not Brandywine Falls at Cuyahoga National Park.

Could you tighten that answer up a bit, celbert? You've got the park.

Better take another shot at it, celbert.

Waiting for the bats at...I'd just be guessing.

This looks like people waiting for the bats to emerge from Carlsbad Caverns at Carlsbad Caverns NP

Close enough, celbert. Welcome to the winners circle (again).

Sorry, Bogator. The mystery photo was not taken in Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

No bats roost at this mystery spot, damon.

Have been looking at this photo all day with no real idea what to guess...
I suppose it could be the Ranger Program on "Bigfoot" Tracking at Crater Lake National Park...just kidding

I suppose it could be, Viewmtn, but it's not;-) If it makes you feel any better, the only Mystery Photos I solve are the ones I post!

These mystery photos can be challenging! In fact, I wonder if I am getting pellagra (as mentioned in the clue) since I seem to be exhibiting several of the symptoms such as “…irritability, aggression, poor concentration, anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, fatigue, apathy, depression, amnesia, and delirium…” – all caused by fretting over these mystery quizzes on National Parks Traveler.

Your story has touched the Quizmeiester's black heart, viewmtn, so he is going to give you a clue. There are several light-colored, upward-projecting linear items in this photo. (One appears to be growing out of a visitor's head.) It would be very helpful if you could figure out what those things are.

It's not Devil's Postpile NM, is it?

You are absolutely right, desk-bound parky. This mystery photo was not taken in Devils Postpile National Monument. ;o)

some waterfall at Saugus Iron Works? I've never been there - don't have a clue what the place is like... and will admit I only came up with this answer because I googled "iron NPS".

Oops. Guess I'd better head to that chalkboard and get writing...

Yep, you better have a lot of chalk, too. At the end of the above-cited affliction, you can write, "it's not Saugus Iron Works" 100 times for good measure!

The Quizmeister is going to give you a pass on this one, desk-bound parky. You've obviously been into the catnip again.

Observing an earthquake monitor at Lassen Volcanic National Park

A ranger talk on California Condors at Bear Gulch Nature Center in Pinnacles National Monument

Mud volcano at Yellowstone National Park?

Close enough, lemmy1205 and ams; you're both in the winners circle.

Sorry, viewmtn; it's not a ranger talk on California Condors at Bear Gulch Nature Center in Pinnacles National Monument and not a mud volcano at Yellowstone National Park.