Hydrothermal Abstraction

Fluidly evolving, never the same from one second or month to the next, the hydrothermal springs of Yellowstone offer an incalculable variety of looks in different light and over time, even as the geology itself adjusts on time scales more similar to atmospheric than terrestrial.  Mineral deposition by cooling and depressurized water sculpts ledges week by week, and moves algal and bacterial deposits according to the temperature and chemistry of the water flow itself.  All this action gives each of us who photograph these springs a perspective never to be repeated precisely.

Yellowstone National Park WY (15 Sep 13) Looking W
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