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New Blue Spring and its travertine terraces, part of the Mammoth Hot Springs complex, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming New Blue Spring and its travertine terraces, part of the Mammoth Hot Springs complex, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Beauty Pool, Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Beauty Pool, Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Chromatic Pool, also known as Chromatic Spring, Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Grand Prismatic Spring steams in cold winter air, Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Grand Prismatic Spring steams in cold winter air, Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Steam rises from Doublet Pool, Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Steam rises from the many geysers, springs and pools on Geyser Hill near Old Faithful, just after sunrise, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Sinter cone of Castle Geyser, estimated to be 5,000 - 15,000 years old.  Tortoise Shell Spring in foreground. Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Sinter cone of Castle Geyser, estimated to be 5,000 - 15,000 years old.  Tortoise Shell Spring in foreground. Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Blue Star Spring, Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Heart Spring, Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Heart Spring, Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Steam rises from Doublet Pool, Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Lemon Spring along Firehole Lake Drive, Lower Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Firehole Spring along Firehole Lake Drive, Lower Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Surprise Pool Spring along Firehole Lake Drive, Lower Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Silex Spring, Fountain Paint Pot area of Lower Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Grand Prismatic Springs brilliantly colored waters are the result of thermophilic cyanobacteria and algae.  Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Steam rises from the travertine terraces of New Blue Spring, part of the Mammoth Hot Springs complex, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Steam rises from the travertine terraces of New Blue Spring, part of the Mammoth Hot Springs complex, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Steam rises from the travertine terraces of New Blue Spring, part of the Mammoth Hot Springs complex, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Steam rises from the travertine terraces of New Blue Spring, part of the Mammoth Hot Springs complex, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Steam rises from the travertine terraces of New Blue Spring, part of the Mammoth Hot Springs complex, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Steam rises from the travertine terraces of New Blue Spring, part of the Mammoth Hot Springs complex, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Steam rises from the travertine terraces of New Blue Spring, part of the Mammoth Hot Springs complex, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Steam rises from the travertine terraces of New Blue Spring, part of the Mammoth Hot Springs complex, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Orange Spring Mound.  Many years of mineral deposition has built up Orange Spring Mound, part of the Mammoth Hot Springs complex, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Detail showing mineral deposition and thermophilic cyanobacteria and algae, Orange Spring Mound, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Detail showing mineral deposition and thermophilic cyanobacteria and algae, Orange Spring Mound, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Detail showing mineral deposition and thermophilic cyanobacteria and algae, Orange Spring Mound, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Detail showing mineral deposition and thermophilic cyanobacteria and algae, Orange Spring Mound, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming A sign warns Yellowstone visitors to beware of geysers, hot springs and superheated pools. Occasionally, park visitors are injured or killed falling into these dangerous geothermal features, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Emerald Pools vibrant colors are caused by themophilic (heat-loving) cyanobacteria and algae.  As the temperature of the pool decreases towards its edges, the colors tend to oranges and yellow.  Black Sand Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Rainbow Pool, a broad (50 foot diam) heated pool in Black Sand Basin, will rarely erupt. Usually it is calm and mildly overflowing, allowing colorful thermophilic cyanobacteria and algae to grow around its edges, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming The Artist Paint Pots area of Yellowstone National Park holds steaming pools, mud pots (roiling mud mixed with sulfuric acid and steam) and paint pots (mud pots colored with dissolved minerals) The Artist Paint Pots area of Yellowstone National Park holds steaming pools, mud pots (roiling mud mixed with sulfuric acid and steam) and paint pots (mud pots colored with dissolved minerals) The Artist Paint Pots area of Yellowstone National Park holds steaming pools, mud pots (roiling mud mixed with sulfuric acid and steam) and paint pots (mud pots colored with dissolved minerals) The Artist Paint Pots area of Yellowstone National Park holds steaming pools, mud pots (roiling mud mixed with sulfuric acid and steam) and paint pots (mud pots colored with dissolved minerals) Dragons Mouth hot spring is a hot spring fronted by a pool churned by steam, carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide vapors roiling up through the pool formed in the springs cavernous mouth.  Mud Volcano area, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Terrace Spring near Madison Junction, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Unidentified hot spring, Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Unidentified hot spring, Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

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