Minerva terrace, Yellowstone national park, Wyoming, USA.
The most famous feature at the Mammoth Hot Springs is the Minerva Terrace, a series of travertine terraces. The terraces have been deposited by the spring over many years but, due to recent minor earthquake activity, the spring vent has shifted, rendering the terraces dry.
Travertine terraces, found at Mammoth Hot Springs, are formed from limestone (a rock type made of calcium carbonate). Thermal waters rise through the limestone, carrying high amounts of dissolved carbonate. Carbon dioxide is released at the surface and calcium carbonate deposited as travertine, the chalky white rock of the terraces. These features constantly and quickly change due to the rapid rate of deposition.
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Sonata11 (33763) 2011-11-02 20:13
Awesome, this is an amazing. Interesting and impressive shot. Great management of light and colors, sharpness. Great composition and frame of this Yellowstone national park. Perfectly well done. I like it.A very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
siudzi (34141) 2011-11-02 23:45
A very interesting shot of this beautiful terrace! It looks absolutely amazing and you presented the view with a superb quality. Well done. TFS.
jhm (151376) 2011-11-03 0:15
You chose a wonderful moment we get a wonderful sight on the different terraces.
The composition is very interesting with all the elements nicely separated
Very well done, TFS.
m (0) 2011-11-03 2:07
That's very unusual rock formations for sure. At first I thought it was a salt lake, the kind I saw in Tunisia. The colors are very peculiar and a touch of mist makes the picture a bit mystic. But for the trees in the bg you'd think it's a Martian desert:) Great shot.
Thanks and cheers,
ikeharel (69765) 2011-11-03 2:24
Amazing the view of the extraordinary nature's phenomena, Mike.
Nice brown texture of hot-spring-residue, collected well.
Cong.'s for a fine photojob,
dta (77085) 2011-11-03 2:53
Hello Mike ,
A fascinating landscape , no doubt . Graphically , may be it would be better without the high part (the mist) . On the other hand , it gives a better idea of the place .
- Copyright: Mike Seleznev (Selmik) (3366)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Pentax 100D Super, Pentax SMC DA 16-45 f4, Cokin 164 Circular polarizer
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-11-02 20:06