I thought of doing an image like this when I visited Mammoth Hot Springs. It indeed looks desolate unless you think bacteria appears lush.
I thought a black and white version of this image would show the texture in the travertine deposits and lend the general feeling of the title.
I'm looking forward to hearing what you guys think of this one, I don't often go black and white.
Please view on BLACK.
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure: 1/30 sec at f/16, ISO 50
Lens: Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/21 ZE