Sunday, August 14, 2005

Yellowstone NP - Bacterial beds

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I am standing in in the caldera of one of the world's most active volcanoes! (Well, actually, technically, I'm standing on a boardwalk.)

It looks like the surface of Mars, but this is a most extremely fragile environment. This is a bacterial bed. The water is scalding hot. You can see the steam. The colors are as vibrant in real life as they are depicted by this photo. This place, it is called Grand Prismatic Spring. It is aptly named!

At Yellowstone National Park, it's a bit of a challenge to find a picture to take that hasn't already been taken millions of billions of times by every other park visitor with a camera.

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