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    A view of Spasmodic Geyser at Yellowstone National Park. Spasmodic is an apt name for this constantly gurgling, spurting and spitting feature, it never fails to entertain.

    A bit more info on this interesting geyser:

    Temperature 200°F Interval hours (irregular). Duration minutes to hours. Height 3-15 feet. Dr. A.C.Peale, geologist with the 1878 Hayden survey, named Spasmodic Geyser for its erratic eruptions. This geyser plays from a collection of vents—estimated at 20—centered around two large craters. When Spasmodic is in full eruption water jets from a few inches to several feet high from the numerous vents. The two pools also erupt up to 15 feet high, with intermittent pauses and boiling, pulsating water. Spasmodic and Penta geysers, and possibly Sawmill Geyser, have subterranean connections. When the small, nearby Penta Geyser erupts, all activity in Spasmodic ceases.

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    1. algo 89 months ago | reply

      Brilliant photo of this scene.

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    2. oliwier 89 months ago | reply

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    3. Mandana (on and off) 85 months ago | reply

      wonderful capture!!

    4. Kol Tregaskes 85 months ago | reply

      Cool.

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    9. stammberger13 71 months ago | reply

      all your yellowstone pictures are amazing!

    10. ixfd64 71 months ago | reply

      That is very pretty!

    11. LeszekZadlo 71 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called UNESCO - MAB Biosphere Reserves (photo guide), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    12. LeszekZadlo 71 months ago | reply

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    14. cdglove2fish 68 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called MuLti MeGa ShOt {Invitation Only}, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Really really beautiful shot!! Love the title too!!! =D

    15. Lighthelper :) back at work for now. :) [deleted] 67 months ago | reply

      Just so marvellous, you must be so happy with these shots? :D Talk soon my friend! Darren.

    16. foto.shan 47 months ago | reply

      Beautiful! I need to stop denying myself this....

    17. Librarianguish 47 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous! I love Yellowstone.

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