Cauldron’s Colorful Edge

Exotic minerals and colorful bacteria combine to form peculiar colorations within and bounding many of Yellowstone’s surface geothermal waters.  This was no exceptiona bubbling, gurgling cauldron neat the Echinus Geyser where a deep red ochre shade stands out through the steam.  Being directed mostly by hydrothermal processes, the micro-geology of these places changes so quickly that this area likely looks considerably different today, and than it will in a few more years.

Yellowstone National Park WY (15 Sep 13) Looking ESE
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