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Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Prismatic Spring - Yellowstone NP

Grand Prismatic Spring is the largest hot spring in Yellowstone and the 3rd largest in the world; the first two are in New Zealand. Grand Prismatic discharges an estimated 560 gallons of water per minute.

This spring begins with a deep blue center followed a pale blue. Green algae forms beyond the shallow edge (which can be more easily seen by enlarging the image). Outside the scalloped rim a band of yellow fades into orange followed by red which marks the outer border. The entire spring is often shrouded in steam which actually reflects the beautiful colors.


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lcarreauThe Grand Prismatic


Voted 10/10

Spring is nothing but grand and beautiful.

Looks like it could pass for the 'Fountain of Youth?'
Posted Jun 9, 2009 10:48 am

silversummitRe: The Grand Prismatic


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Definitely one of the most beautiful and colorful things in nature I have seen! Just a bit too hot to try though.....

Thanks for noticing!
Posted Jun 9, 2009 2:48 pm



Voted 10/10

I noticed this one too, Kathy!!
Posted Nov 16, 2009 7:04 pm

silversummitRe: Remarkable!!


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It's hard to take a bad picture of the hot springs at Yellowstone. Thanks!
Posted Nov 16, 2009 7:09 pm

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