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Aerial View of Grand Prismatic Spring

Aerial View of Grand Prismatic Spring

Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, algae, bacteria, colors, image, pic of the day

This hot spring, located in Yellowstone National Park, is the third largest in the world. It is about 250 by 300 feet (80 by 90 m) in size and 160 feet (50 m) deep. The vivid colors are the result of algae and bacteria, and they vary depending on the ratio of chlorophyll to carotenoid molecules produced by the organisms.

Photo credit: Jim Peaco, National Park Service

Source: Wikipedia

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