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Grand Prismatic Hot Spring

Located in Yellowstone National Park. This is the largest hot spring in the United States and the third largest in the world. The colorful foreground is the microbial mat consists of pigmented bacteria. The blue green background is the hot spring itself. The spring is approximately 250 by 300 feet in size and is 160 feet deep. The spring discharges an estimated 560 gallons (2000 liters) of 160°F (71°C) water per minute.

Canon EOS 5D ,Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
1/60s f/13.0 at 24.0mm iso200 full exif

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Sue Anne Rush03-Jun-2021 22:46
Excellent. V
Squared C Photography18-Mar-2020 01:45
Still really gorgeous!
Shimon Levkovich07-Apr-2016 02:48
Incredible scene and very interesting. V
Ceya14-Nov-2014 17:53
Fantastic scene, very well captured! Amazing beauty, Simon! V
Joe Bonello12-Aug-2014 16:08
Amazing shot!!!
carlogalliani19-Nov-2013 12:28
Beautiful image !
MarcViskens31-Oct-2013 20:48
excellent shot
very nice done
Buba Jafarli12-Sep-2013 18:52
Like a different planet! Great work! v.
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)26-Jul-2013 21:48
Very niceshot indeed, vote
samikosemi30-May-2013 13:27
Amazing colors here !
Sami ! v
godro16-Feb-2013 01:54
Terrific image ,beautiful work!
Guest 08-Jan-2013 23:44
Amazing...I plan to visit Yellowstone this next year and hope I can see this...awesome capture, well presented Simon V
Luca Zanoni26-Oct-2012 05:36
It is... V
Karen Stuebing31-May-2012 22:07
Superb vivid colors. I can almost feel it boil with the reds and steam. Fabulous image. V.
Dave Hawkins28-May-2012 22:18
Amazing colors and impact V
Alexander Kazakov22-Feb-2012 17:29
Spectacular! V
Karen Stuebing13-Feb-2012 22:46
Fabulous color and composition. Love that bright orange and blue steam and sky. V.
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)09-Jun-2011 18:49
Spectacular work. Vote!
bluebirdstar08-May-2011 06:31
Amazing colors - superb image! V
Michel Duval02-Dec-2010 22:50
Fantastic colours. A very beautiful capture. V
Dan the Man19-Oct-2010 01:38
Wow!!! Another beauty of Mother Nature! Thank you for sharing!!!
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)27-Sep-2010 05:44
Terrific image,great work my
Dan Opdal15-Aug-2010 19:22
Great Scenic Shot!!! Very nice rich color. V
Stephanie05-Aug-2010 09:14
This is stunning Simon!!! Your colors are brilliant! BV
Guest 27-May-2010 16:25
Beautiful color. Love it.
Kerry Tingley17-May-2010 13:59
Fabulous Simon! I'm headed there at the end of the week.
David Bannister11-May-2010 16:48
Brilliant! V
carol j. phipps28-Apr-2010 00:32
Amazing sight!
princess26-Apr-2010 20:37
Fantastic composition. Excellent colors and details. V.
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal26-Apr-2010 10:03
Fantastic image! Very nice colors!! V
Jean Chiasson17-Apr-2010 00:59
Wow great composition and amazing colours Simon vote
Alex Cheung14-Apr-2010 01:45
The color and composition is perfect!!! -BV-
Carol Anne21-Mar-2010 22:04
this is a very well done photo, love all the color and detail
Guest 13-Mar-2010 18:00
Lieve Snellings18-Feb-2010 01:46
this is fenomenal ! so brilliant colours, fantastic to see, v
Guest 18-Jun-2009 23:12
Although all has been said, this is Wow, astonishing! V!
PauloCGama01-Jun-2009 00:04
I know I've been here but this image is just amazing. Cheers
Jeff Goulden17-Apr-2009 03:56
I was in Yellowstone last year but must have missed this one. Very nice and surreal color. v.
Kim25-Mar-2009 22:30
Fantastic image from a fantastic place! V
Sue Robertson24-Mar-2009 01:47
waterfalls man22-Mar-2009 02:11
Great Shot V
Alain Boussac09-Mar-2009 11:33
An incandescent and very great picture with remarkable colors. BV.
Chris Spracklen02-Mar-2009 22:05
Extraordinary image, Simon! (V)
Worthy of all the attention, my friend.
Algis Kemezys14-Feb-2009 23:07
So fantastic I came to look again. Bravo
marko gregoric08-Feb-2009 20:08
What a shot. Congratulation. V.
Marcia Rules26-Oct-2008 14:47
big wow here! ~V!
Guest 25-Oct-2008 21:03
This is cool!
Dave Wyman15-Oct-2008 19:17
One of the best photographs I've ever seen of Grand Prismatic.
bill friedlander03-Oct-2008 21:07
An extraordinary image. v
Steve Morris21-Aug-2008 10:52
This is a remarkable capture Simon!! BV
endre novak19-Aug-2008 08:48
spectacular, indeed.
Guest 10-Aug-2008 19:02
Unbelieveable Simon! WOW! Great capture! Job Superb! VV :)
Meggi Raeder04-Aug-2008 05:26
Simon, this is a wonderful image of a unique place. I love the colors. v
Guest 21-Jul-2008 03:04
stunning image! i love the colors! v!
Guest 16-Jun-2008 04:40
Fantastic colours, beautiful image!
Guest 29-May-2008 21:52
This image can be viewed as complete abstract... good capture. Voted!
Alina21-May-2008 10:37
Wow!, this is a superb picture. Great sharpness and color. v
globalgadabout20-May-2008 13:42
marvellous image of this awesome place...V
john savage20-May-2008 12:27
Nice image, very bright and vibrant. Good shot. V
Milan Vogrin19-May-2008 06:54
Simply superb! V!
Marcio Cabral02-May-2008 13:19
Fantastic shot!!v
Marco Valk29-Apr-2008 18:07
absolutely amazing, Simon. I've never seen it this pretty. big vote
Bill Warren25-Apr-2008 02:20
How hot? This most be one of the higher vote getters on pBase: Plus 1 more V for this wild color hot shot.
blizzard22-Apr-2008 03:11
intense color
brilliant composition v
Zaid Kurdi26-Feb-2008 16:32
Wow..........Amazing place and capture Simon.........Excellent composition and colors.........V.
Popko van Meekeren23-Feb-2008 08:58
What an amazing colors plus the smoke makes it mystifying as well.
Ghislaine et Réal Boulet18-Feb-2008 03:35
Very impressive.
PauloCGama03-Feb-2008 15:46
great colors!!! real nice landscape.
monil11-Jan-2008 01:06
Fabulous colors and light. v
Esa Ervasti01-Jan-2008 09:41
What a picture! Wish to be at place some day....
Thank you for the good text too.
Gus Rosenfeld24-Dec-2007 07:44
Not a jacuzzi to soak in, I take it ;-) That blue in the spring is glacial, but a little warmer here @ 160 F. You composed this beautifully to bring the rich color to dominate. Excellent image Simon. g
Hank Vander Velde11-Nov-2007 02:37
WOW! Fantastic image Simon. V.
Michael Weinberg07-Nov-2007 20:12
Hello Simon. I very much appreciate the beauty of the photo and the very fine comment. It is a pleasure for me to discover your works today. Michael.
Emmanuel Panagiotakis26-Oct-2007 17:43
Very nice picture here my friend ,you are very good artist
thanks for all your comments ,and a big vote from me also
Keith Goldstein16-Oct-2007 12:18
Whoa. The color here is hot!
Mattias Backström07-Oct-2007 14:45
Incredible. I guess I'll never see this place for real, so I'm glad you shared this. Awesome shot!
tomandlinda03-Oct-2007 16:11
Already voted on this one, but I had to comment on this one again. Have been there many times, but never got a shot as good as this one. Excellent in every respect. Linda
BleuEvanescence22-Sep-2007 18:54
It has a look of lava.
Incredible capture...
Barry S Moore22-Sep-2007 10:28
Fantastic and informative. Thanks for sharing this. Voted
Sandi Whitteker21-Sep-2007 05:44
Gorgeous colors! Great shot! V
Jeanne Dammarell21-Sep-2007 04:22
Wonderful image of an amazing place. The color and texture is stunning. Vote!
olivier bruning18-Sep-2007 08:57
amazing! such stunning colours! ~V~
Guest 18-Sep-2007 02:36
Great shot of an awesome place! v
Michaval16-Sep-2007 08:41
Impresionante. Very good. V
Guest 12-Sep-2007 19:39
Amazing shot vote
alfredo camba jr.08-Sep-2007 12:49
Fantastic image! Very nice colors & composition! vote!
Jean D06-Sep-2007 00:32
WOW! An excellent shot, Simon! The colors are superb and you were able to shoot with perfect exposure and a nice composition! ~V~
Donald Verger28-Aug-2007 22:16
great! in so many ways! vote! i want to go, bad! i here it is cool in winter
Guest 28-Aug-2007 18:04
Stunning shot - love everything about it - the colours strike you

Guest 27-Aug-2007 20:16
12324-Aug-2007 03:26
Fantastic. V
Guest 22-Aug-2007 19:06
Outstanding! V
Stephen Berger22-Aug-2007 06:33
The color is almost overwhelming. I love the colored wisps of steam and the background of the sharply defined trees. All together a fantastic image!! V
Guest 20-Aug-2007 22:14
FANTASTIC. The colors are just breathtaking. voted
tomandlinda19-Aug-2007 15:37
Great work and beautifully vibrant colors. Vote
Tom Munson19-Aug-2007 13:41
WOW, love the color V
Chad Ramsey18-Aug-2007 23:50
This is a real eye catcher! I couldn't pass it up~ Big Vote!
laine8218-Aug-2007 09:49
funny that...already voted a few months back :>))
laine8218-Aug-2007 09:48
This has a Journey to the Centre of the Earth feel...awesome sight & shot ~gmv
coaster18-Aug-2007 05:03
What a great shot! The comments are well-deserved. V
regi olbrechts14-Aug-2007 12:02
FANTASTIC. Just fantastic.
Big VOTE Simon!
glimpses by lu14-Aug-2007 01:50
This is truly an amazing capture!!! The mixture of colors and hot steam is wowowowow!! Very, very cool shot!! v
Dawid Wnuk Photography13-Aug-2007 06:58
Wonderful. The saturated and contrasting colours make this image extremely eye-catching. V.
Dawid W.
Naomi 12-Aug-2007 13:51
This is fantastic! Far better than any photos I've seen in books on Yellowstone. V
Betty Wilchek12-Aug-2007 02:28
Yi Feng09-Aug-2007 02:21
Stunning color and detail! Amazing place to see! V
Emmanuel Panagiotakis07-Aug-2007 01:33
Breathtaking, truly beautiful.
Agnes T. Ackerl01-Aug-2007 14:42
very beautiful!
Bill Ewart Jr01-Aug-2007 00:40
Looks like it's another planet. How hot does that actually get/?
Guest 29-Jul-2007 23:20
Wow, this is one fantastic image! The color is truly amazing and I love the steam coming off the springs. GMV big time.
david daniel28-Jul-2007 15:48
Sam_C22-Jul-2007 05:02
Outstanding image with excellent sharpness, and superb color!! Fine job Simon! V
Guest 17-Jul-2007 23:11
Great photo. Amazing
Carol Rollins13-Jul-2007 13:41
Stunning shot! The colors, the steam rising, the contrasts. Excellent. v
Andrew Vincent12-Jul-2007 12:16
Amazing! The colours! Great comp with the diagonal lines too! HUGE VOTE!
H2M10-Jul-2007 15:16
Maxim Popykin06-Jul-2007 09:12
lovely scene! fabulous colors. ~V~
Wolfgang Wander05-Jul-2007 23:56
You really got the colors worked out nicely here.
Guest 04-Jul-2007 11:06
Very impressive photo and informative text Simon. -V-
Craig Persel03-Jul-2007 23:15
Well ... comment number 225 ... fantastic!
Matylda Lempel-Chareza Photography01-Jul-2007 21:18
absolutly fab,vote
tomandlinda29-Jun-2007 17:49
Beautiful, amazing colors. Vote. Linda
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Guest 19-Jun-2007 03:02
I love the color combinations here, it looks like molten lava. Cool : )
January Grey15-Jun-2007 04:30
Incredible shot! Love the colors! V~
Andy Dunn13-Jun-2007 13:49
Amazing image, stunning colours.
Stanley Nartey11-Jun-2007 05:19
Great image,fantastic colors and excellent presentation. V.
Guest 10-Jun-2007 15:33
Beautiful shot! Love the colors in this one :) V
Guest 10-Jun-2007 13:26
Wow, Amazing Image, Simon.....Incredible Color!! V
Dennis Hoyne10-Jun-2007 04:06
Superb image, and thanks for the background info.
Guest 10-Jun-2007 02:49
Great image! The colors are incredible. V
Guest 09-Jun-2007 20:04
This is very cool, or Hot!
Guest 09-Jun-2007 12:43
hard to imagine anything like this exists. colors are amazing.
Giancarlo Guzzardi08-Jun-2007 08:23
great beautiful image
Bill Warren07-Jun-2007 12:10
Would love to see this. Thanks so much for posting. Amazing colors. V
Guest 02-Jun-2007 03:36
This is so awesome. I haven't been to Yellowstone yet.
Pixel Shooter30-May-2007 00:05
Absolutely fantastic shot, luv everything about i! ~V~
Petros Labrakos27-May-2007 09:52
outstanding landscape
excellent done!
joanteno26-May-2007 08:07
Spectacular, vote.
Johan Gerrits25-May-2007 20:46
Have you been on Mars? Fabulous colours, great shot Simon, V
nomada22-May-2007 15:40
Guest 19-May-2007 15:08
Great shot, beautiful colors and lots of details. I have been there. Your picture makes me want to go back again.
Ken DeFusco18-May-2007 16:41
Very nice - National Geographic stuff! GMV
lgprice18-May-2007 12:24
lovely shot, color. one of my favorite places. It's been a long time since I've lived there.
Debbie Blackburn Beierle18-May-2007 06:03
Can't add anything new! Nice work. v
laine8216-May-2007 23:03
I feel like I've just stepped off star ship Enterprise...superb !! V
Jude Marion12-May-2007 16:57
This is amazing ... so 'other worldly-ish'!
Paula Krugerud12-May-2007 16:30
Stunning, tremendous, perfection! ... to say the least! :)
An all time favorite! v!
Douglas Stucky12-May-2007 15:51
Awesome image! vote
Dr. Michael G. Mathews11-May-2007 01:42
Wonderful image. Vibrant color, excellent composition.
Julie Oldfield09-May-2007 22:55
Simply Awesome! V.
Guest 08-May-2007 23:02
Great color and location, vote!
Richard Calmes08-May-2007 11:51
WOW! Great colors! Beautiful shot! V
Guest 07-May-2007 13:14
Wonderful saturated colours here. Great Shot!!
mathilda williams07-May-2007 01:42
just stunning.
vivid colours, perfect composition.
clark langley06-May-2007 03:42
spectacular colors. You do Great work. Thanks for the kind words.Will stop by later to see more cheers, clark
Antonio Rizi05-May-2007 22:23
Guy Dube05-May-2007 11:57
A very impressive picture Simon, very nice colors and good explanations of the phenomen.V
Best regards
joanteno05-May-2007 10:29
Awesome shot. Vote
Greg Harp05-May-2007 04:03
It's quite the place, isn't it? Beautiful job of capturing it. V
John Engstrom03-May-2007 18:41
Beautiful colors and composition. Great mood.

Guest 02-May-2007 06:02
Very impressive shot, extraordinary...V.
Paul Dovie Jr02-May-2007 02:36
A lot warmer then the springs I scuba dive in FLA. Wonderful photo.
Guest 01-May-2007 01:04
Randy Carter
Very beautiful
Gary Winters29-Apr-2007 17:51
Can't add much to what's been said. This is an amazing image!
sue anne27-Apr-2007 18:38
This is a wonderful landscape and thanks for sharing the facts about it.
Lee G27-Apr-2007 16:28
Wonderful scene. I need to visit this area. Thanks for sharing this !
william mahan24-Apr-2007 01:42
Awesome natural wonder.....Great Job!!
Kathy Thompson20-Apr-2007 00:24
What an amazing sight! Love all the colours and the steam rising. Great capture!
Photo Club Pavillonnais 17-Apr-2007 07:46
Magnifique image aux colorations splendide ... ça donne envie d'y aller !
Greg Christie14-Apr-2007 07:58
Remarkable shot Simon.
boy yniguez12-Apr-2007 16:21
boy yniguez12-Apr-2007 16:20
what a contrast from the top half and the bottom half of the scene! great shot!
Guest 12-Apr-2007 03:37
wow...excellant shot! great colors
René Lortie10-Apr-2007 21:04
This is a fantastic landscape. Thanks for documenting it.
Guest 09-Apr-2007 21:27
great shot. your explanation is powerfull
u got my vote here
flowsnow09-Apr-2007 04:23
This is gorgeous look I fell in love with it. Vote
Tommy Junger07-Apr-2007 10:04
Beautiful shot,great composition...!
Guest 05-Apr-2007 13:53
Amazing image! Well done. Thanks to this image and your description, Yellowstone has just moved a few notches up my list of "must-see" locations. Thanks. *V*
Liz Bickel05-Apr-2007 07:05
You captured the this hot spring to perfection!!! Great color and composition.
Chris Spracklen03-Apr-2007 21:03
Amazing colours and atmosphere, Simon.
Excellent landcape work.
Best regards, Chris
Guest 03-Apr-2007 20:30
Wow! thanks for sharing the info of this photo. At first, I thought the colour was edited. Very interesting and stunning image. Gmv.
Aivar Mikko03-Apr-2007 16:04
Excellent colors and good composition.
Guest 03-Apr-2007 05:54
Wow! Great shot and the colors are incredible. V
Guest 02-Apr-2007 14:44
This is an astounding capture! Amazing to see... I've never been there, so thanks for sharing! V
Guest 01-Apr-2007 16:58
very nice capture of an incredible place. beautiful color
Wei O'Connell31-Mar-2007 23:56
Outstanding landscape. Beautiful colors! vote
Michel Bordeleau31-Mar-2007 12:41
Out of this world shot. Very nice picture.
Patricia Lay-Dorsey31-Mar-2007 09:09
Amazing image, Simon, and most interesting explanation. Congrats on being so high up in Popular Galleries. You deserve it. V
sebas veldhuisen30-Mar-2007 18:27
A beautiful landscape, beautifully composed. V
Guest 29-Mar-2007 19:05
Love the colors and composition, very imprerssive.
Tricia29-Mar-2007 04:04
What a beautiful image you have captured of this amazing sight.
Emmanuel Panagiotakis29-Mar-2007 01:04
Very nice sharpness in this picture , composition Could be any better then this
Guest 28-Mar-2007 14:52
OMG... beautiful...
Eric Herbelin28-Mar-2007 13:41
Chris Thorpe28-Mar-2007 13:04
Excellent shot! V
Sue Robertson28-Mar-2007 03:00
Great shot.
Tommy Junger27-Mar-2007 21:00
Very Beautiful image...!
wernere0127-Mar-2007 18:33
Unbelievable colours and excellent composition. gmv
Martha Albuquerque27-Mar-2007 17:18
wow! great! v
Gayle P. Clement27-Mar-2007 11:59
Just wonderful, Simon. V.
NealyBob27-Mar-2007 06:25
Wow! This is very beautiful~! V
Laryl27-Mar-2007 03:45
Fabulous beautiful image
Aida Villaronga26-Mar-2007 23:11
WOW, the colors and composition are breathtaking!V
Safsal26-Mar-2007 21:37
fantastic !!
Yves Rubin26-Mar-2007 11:44
Superb composition and colors, a beautiful scene!
Ann Cleeves25-Mar-2007 21:01
My awesome shot of an amazing place....what colours!
Lloyd & Sandy Spitalnik25-Mar-2007 17:45
Awesome shot!! S&L
Terri Steele25-Mar-2007 16:57
Stunning color and composition! Wow!
Guest 25-Mar-2007 15:44
Stunning shot - worthy of a vote, indeed! Very well done.
Guest 25-Mar-2007 15:44
Fanastic hot colours...Beautiful!!! V.
Mario Weusten25-Mar-2007 13:53
beautiful....well done...V
Paul Dovie Jr25-Mar-2007 12:37
Awesome color. Have seen many spring and been diving in then in Fla, but nothing like this. GMV
Torben Jorgensen25-Mar-2007 10:35
Wow. The colors are amazing.
shatterbug25-Mar-2007 03:32
Terrific composition and colors! V.
Alejandro24-Mar-2007 23:15
Wow!!!, ... this is a superb pic. V.
Jess. ( Lady.D.)24-Mar-2007 22:09
Outstanding colour.............................Jess
Ronny Van Eeckhoutte24-Mar-2007 21:59
wow. excellent. so surrealistic scene. V
Jackdad24-Mar-2007 20:35
a very striking natural wonder.
Guest 24-Mar-2007 20:24
I think I stood here and shot this same format with my first digital camera. Trouble is, it was a Sony Mavica FD 91. I tossed all of those images years ago. Thank goodness for progress! I had to vote for this!
Guest 24-Mar-2007 17:40
Absolutely great shot. You've managed to catch some of the great color of Yellowstone here!
Rich Westfall24-Mar-2007 17:17
Vivid color, Simon. This is really beautiful.
poetry66624-Mar-2007 17:09
Awesome shot indeed Simon. Big vote....!!!
carol j. phipps24-Mar-2007 17:04
Amazing sight. Vote
Joanne Kamo24-Mar-2007 15:54
Fantastic other-world image, great composition, Simon. V
Shmuel Halevi24-Mar-2007 15:50
fred_il24-Mar-2007 15:40
Beautiful colors!!
uofmtiger24-Mar-2007 15:30
Amazing shot! voted
Guest 24-Mar-2007 15:25
This is AWESOME! Voted!
Dr. Michael G. Mathews24-Mar-2007 15:18
Wonderful color and stunning image!
Tom Munson24-Mar-2007 14:42
Outstanding landscape. V
Guest 24-Mar-2007 13:08
Wow! Amazing shot! vote
Guest 24-Mar-2007 11:35
Beautiful! Vote.
Neal Nye24-Mar-2007 11:30
Hard to imagine that such a thing can exist on our planet! You got the perfect exposure for maximum color!
Abescat Charles24-Mar-2007 09:28
Very beautiful shot. Great work.
Guest 24-Mar-2007 09:22
Nice shot..colorful patterns..V
Vince24-Mar-2007 09:03
Fascinating shot! Vote.
Guest 24-Mar-2007 09:00
stunning image, great color, all.
Guest 24-Mar-2007 08:39
Spectacular shot, what amazing colours!
Eric Carrère24-Mar-2007 07:50
Wonderful scene Simon and the colors are awesome, Huge Vote :o)
Bryan Murahashi24-Mar-2007 06:26
Beautiful colors in this fantastic scene. GMV.
Dan Ng24-Mar-2007 06:23
Stunning colors and composition, Simon. I know this place very well. V.
Guest 24-Mar-2007 05:28
Great colors! Very nice album too Simon.
Guest 24-Mar-2007 04:26
Wow, impressive shot. Thanks for the description, I wasn't going to guess this one. Vote for this amazing image.
Dave Wixx24-Mar-2007 04:25
Wonderful shot, beautiful colours.
sschex24-Mar-2007 04:11
Beautiful! V
Guest 24-Mar-2007 03:38
I like the color in this shot and the angle is great. This is a postcard or poster : ) v
Guest 24-Mar-2007 03:16
This is just incredible...I'm blown away! (Miriam)
Randy Adams24-Mar-2007 03:03
Beautiful composition Simon..thanks for sharing with us. V
Char24-Mar-2007 02:59
Hi Simon,
This is not only an excellent and interesting shot (thank you for the information) It looks like it was taken on a different planet. This is so amazing!
Guest 24-Mar-2007 02:52
Wow!!Awesome shot, fantastic composition and amazing colours. A definate vote!
Bryan Ramsay24-Mar-2007 02:51
Awesome shot! the color is so rich and vibrant! -BJ GMV.