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The Champagne Pool | by Luke Tscharke
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The Champagne Pool

Wai-O-Tapu geothermal area, near Rotorua, New Zealand. The pool gets its name from the tiny bubbles of carbon dioxide gas that constantly rise to its surface, similar to a glass of champagne.


There is also a vivid ring of orange around the pool formed by metalloid compounds within the water. The surface of the pool is a constant 73°C, so a bit warm for a dip.

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Taken on July 27, 2012