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Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces | by Daryl L. Hunter - Hole Picture Photo Safaris
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Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces

Mammoth Hot-Springs Terraces at sunset. These thermal features don't photograph well unless it is overcast or you shoot in the evening after the sun has gone down below the Gallatin Mountains.

 

I have to thank Stephen Oachs as I wanted to go shot bears but he needed some shots of Mammoth Hot Springs.

 

My addiction to photographing wolves and grizzlies costs me many great scenic photographs. I am glad Stephen steered me over here for this one :D

 

This photo was taken last spring. The white mineral deposits are Travertine a form of limestone deposited by mineral springs, especially hot springs. Travertine often has a fibrous or concentric appearance and exists in white, tan and cream-colored varieties. It is formed by a process of rapid precipitation of calcium carbonate,

 

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© Daryl L. Hunter - The Hole Picture - Stock Photography for the Yellowstone region. I also publish The Greater Yellowstone Resource Guide. I also lead "The Hole Picture Wildlife Safaris" -- My Print Gallery

 

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Taken on May 4, 2010