Grand Prismatic Spring

Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park.  This hot spring is the largest in the United States {about 250 feet by 300 feet} and emits 560 gallons of water per minute.  Getting the shot required hiking a narrow path up a mountain, a secret passed onto me by a fellow traveler.

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11 thoughts on “Grand Prismatic Spring

    • Hi, I’m no scientist but this is what wikipedia says: ” The vivid colors in the spring are the result of pigmented bacteria in the microbial mats that grow around the edges of the mineral-rich water.”

  1. Nice photograph! I’ve seen this host spring as well and you do a fine job capturing the spectacular sight. Thanks for sharing this, it brought back some great memories.
    – nate

    • hey nate~ i remember walking near the base and wishing i could see it from above… hours later and the shot was taken! fantastic place, glad you got a trip down memory lane from it.

    • Hi. I’m pretty sure I shot this with an early model of a Nikon CoolPix with about 3 mp’s! At the time I was living in an VW van and traveling around the US and Canada and need a camera that could take a beating. I miss that little thing!

  2. That is one of my favorite places! I have a few shots from the deck around it. What a magical place, great shot!

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