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Grand Prismatic Spring

Located in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, the Grand Prismatic Spring is the largest natural hot spring found in the US. The spring has a scalding temperature of 160 °F (70 °C), a total depth of 160 feet and a diameter of 300 feet. The vivid, rainbow colors in the spring are the result of pigmented bacteria in the microbial mats that grow around the edges of the mineral-rich water.

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zackfrankphotography:

The National Parks #36: Yellowstone, Wyoming/Montana/Idaho

As we wind down this alphabetical photo-story of my visits to the National Parks with the final three, we’ve finally reached the most iconic. Yellowstone was the worlds first National Park. It’s also the most unique. The array of incredible landscapes in this one park is astounding. Just from the photos above you can see geysers, canyons, lakes, colorful pools, wildlife, forests, terraces,thermal features, plains, mountains, and waterfalls. This is just the start of the variety this place has to offer visitors (and photographers).

To see more of my photos from Yellowstone National Park go here: http://zackfrankphotography.com/yellowstone

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Hello everyone! Sorry for not posting for the past couple weeks. I was on a really great trip to Europe and I was so busy that I didn’t have time to. Now I’m back though and posting will go back to normal. If you have any requests for parks or just want to say hello you can message me on my personal tumblr: aclosetslut

Sincerely, co-owner of usnationalparks

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