Abstractions in an Icelandic Paint Pot

Staring into an Icelandic geothermal mud pond, also known at Yellowstone as a paint pot for obvious reasons, one can become mesmerized at the continually evolving bands of dark and light mid, deforming and stretching this way and that as the mud flows both horizontally and vertically through the system.   Zooming in to the features captures a singular work of natural abstract art, an ephemeral pattern frozen in time that never can be replicated precisely.  This could be an aerial view of a weird, snow-covered landscape, but instead, it’s just mud.

3 E Skutustadahreppur, Iceland (22 Aug 14) Looking ESE
65.6417, -16.8098

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