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Artists\' Paintpots - Close Up View
Artists' Paintpots - Yellowstone NP

A close up view of two colorful springs in this area. Notice that the breeze is rippling across the water. Artists' Paintpots is an area of colorful geysers and hot mud springs located along a loop trail east of the park’s Grand Loop road, about two and a half miles south of Norris Junction.

The Paintpots are simply the colorful versions of mudpots. Their color usually comes from the presence of mineral salts.


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Anya JingleThanks for sharing!

Anya Jingle

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I've been really enjoying your Yellowstone NP photos and all the informative write-ups below them. Great job!
Greetings, Anya.
Posted Jun 11, 2009 7:56 pm

silversummitRe: Thanks for sharing!


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Glad you are enjoying the write-ups. It's nice to hear when someone actually reads my work!

I'm hoping that others start posting to these albums since these are such special places!

Thanks again!
Posted Jun 11, 2009 9:13 pm

lcarreauI very seldom read,


Voted 10/10

because I need to eat more carrots.

This photo made me think of carrots. Does that
"rust" color originate from iron oxide ???

Geez, there I go thinking of food again !!!
Posted Jun 13, 2009 11:48 pm

silversummitRe: I very seldom read,


Hasn't voted

I doubt that! You read lyrics at least, right? The rust color more than likely is from iron oxide which is also what is causing the rocks in the canyons to rust.

Actually, when I look back at some of these pictures their colors remind me of the range of colors in your desert pictures.

Enjoy your Sunday! And eat some carrots....

Posted Jun 14, 2009 10:51 am

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