14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Crystal Pools, Yellowstone
The thermals of Yosemite National Park are a natural marvel. The boiling water forces its way through the rock faces to form pools of magnificent colours and textures in the lakes. Astonishingly, trees emerge from the steam and prove that life is possible in even the most adverse of conditions.
© Georgina Hepworth.
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||Nov. 28, 2016, 4:22 p.m.