Morning glory, Yellowstone National Park

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    Morning glory pool is considered the most beautiful pool and a must-see of Yellowstone National Park. Its colors are because of the existence of heat-thriving bacteria making a stunning display of hues. The delicate blue water is created by thermophilic bacteria, which thrive in the pool’s searing heat.

    Over the years people threw coins, bottles and trash in the pool, reducing its flow and causing the red and orange bacteria to creep in from its edge, replacing the blue bacteria that thrive in the hotter water at the center of the pool.


    September 7, 2010, Upper Geyser Basin, old faithful area, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, geographic location.

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    1. Garuna bor-bor 52 months ago | reply

      What an incredible colors! Yellowstone looks to be a beautiful place.

    2. neahz 52 months ago | reply

      this is beautiful!!! and i loved reading about it too.. looks like a must visit place

    3. somnium! 50 months ago | reply

      natures amazing

    4. Hattie Galore 49 months ago | reply

      Wow this is amazing, as are the rest of your pics...I found this pic in particular on another website...all atributed to you I may add, but there was no description of the picture so it's taken me five minutes of bumbling around this internet thing to find you and your photostream..but well worth it for your brilliant photogaphy and excellent descriptions. Thank you for the time you have taken to both capture these images and share.


    5. visiblejoy 48 months ago | reply

      Stunning capture of the awesomeness of nature! Great colors and angle! Thanks, Arun!

    6. visiblejoy 48 months ago | reply

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    7. ckhoffmanf 48 months ago | reply

      just wait till the supervolcano goes off :-o

    8. Tahnee O 48 months ago | reply

      It's things like this that make me want to travel the world even more..I mean to even take a picture of something so beautiful would be an amazing thing, let alone just looking at it..being there..urgh, the world is so beautiful.

    9. Artistic A!!ure 47 months ago | reply

      Wow! This is so stunning!! Love the incredible colours! Amazing shot, Arun!

    10. Eva Tc Chang 46 months ago | reply

      Wow! I just can not believe my eyes..! Superb!!

    11. Natasha Cronsell 41 months ago | reply

      This is incredible - Yellowstone is such a wondrous beauty. I am curious what kind of editing you did on this, though. I've just never seen Morning Glory so shiny.

    12. patiigraphy 18 months ago | reply

      fabulous place and colors

    13. JFGryphon 13 months ago | reply

      Wonderful photo.

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