Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park

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    Grand Prismatic Spring is the largest hot spring in Yellowstone. The colors around shore are bacteria and algae that tolerate 170 degree F temps. There is a boardwalk along GPS but it hard to visualize the colors at ground level so I found a trail from the Fairy Falls parking lot - it is an easy walk - about 15 minutes from the trailhead. There are some trails cutting up hill to informal viewpoints - it is well worth the climb - what an amazing sight!

    I took this photo on a gorgeous day in Yellowstone National Park in May 2009. Absolutely beautiful morning as I headed from West Yellowstone SE through various geyser basins, including the Lower, Midway, and Upper Basin. Each one was different but all were worth stopping at. Enjoy the photos!

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    1. Rached MILADI -رشاد الميلادي 63 months ago | reply

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    2. chris.bryant 63 months ago | reply

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    3. Mariano Ferreyra 63 months ago | reply

      Ótima Foto.

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    5. Ga clicker 63 months ago | reply

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    6. Natures Haven [deleted] 63 months ago | reply

      Exquisite World of Nature Award:

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    7. gatorgalpics 63 months ago | reply

      Wow -
      Gorgeous deadly colors.


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    8. Marta Torres1 63 months ago | reply

      wonderfull !! ;D
      the diferent coulours are perfect !! love it.. "!

    9. The_Circumference 55 months ago | reply


      Just wanted to let you know that your photo has been featured in a travel article on The Circumference with a link back.

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    10. digital internet 14 months ago | reply

      Hi Frank,

      You have some fantastic images in your photostream!

      I've just published a post on my website featuring 8 of them, including this one. The post is called - 8 Spectacular Photos Highlighting the Beauty of Nature at Yellowstone National Park and you can see it here.

      I've linked to each image and your flickr page.

      Thanks for making the images available with a CC license.

      I hope you like the post.

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