A Bit of Another World

The rough landscape created by the constant flow of hot, mineral rich water creates surrealistic landscapes. Trees, which were flooded and became just a pile of dead wood. In places where, the ground is dry now, it looks like they are standing in a snow-landscape.

At “Mammoth Hot Springs”, the geysers formed some large plateaus and terraces. At least now, in September, most of these terraces are dry and therefore shine in almost pure white. Where water still flows, mats of bacterias crated a colorful decoration. Depending on the water temperature and type of bacteria, the color varies.