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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lcarreau - Jun 9, 2009 10:48 am - Voted 10/10

The Grand Prismatic

Spring is nothing but grand and beautiful.

Looks like it could pass for the 'Fountain of Youth?'


silversummit - Jun 9, 2009 2:48 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: The Grand Prismatic

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!


EricChu - Nov 16, 2009 7:04 pm - Voted 10/10


I noticed this one too, Kathy!!


silversummit - Nov 16, 2009 7:09 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Remarkable!!

It's hard to take a bad picture of the hot springs at Yellowstone. Thanks!

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