Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Friday, September 17, 2010

Mud Volcano & Dragon's Mouth Spring (Yellowstone)

One of the areas along the Yellowstone roads contains two main attractions. It's in a fairly active area, as can be seen from the several areas of steam in this first photo.
First from the boardwalk you can see the Dragon's Mouth Spring, so-called because it belches large plumes of steam and roars like a dragon. It also sends out periodic waves of water.
The water drains out along a channel; the colors are from bacterial mats.
There is also a bubbling pool of mud.
And finally, the mud volcano is visible. It doesn't look impressive in this photo, but it's a boiling mass of muddy water that never stops exploding.
Scenic Sunday

15 comments:

  1. That beautiful image, adorned with pine forests, and I did on the volcano.
    kiss

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  2. Your photos did bring back lots of memories of my time spent in Yellowstone! Superb captures as always, Al! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  3. Don't think I'll go soaking here or look for a hot mud bath.

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  4. thanks for these beautiful photos
    very nice compositions, wonderful place

    Greetings, Bram

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  5. Hi Al
    amo queste tue foto del parco dello
    Yellowstone !
    Sono grandiose... la natura è semplicemente meravigliosa nel suo lato selvaggio !
    Buuona giornata :)

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  6. The first shot is quite 'suicidal'. I feel I'd be compelled to throw myself in! All very evocative.

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  7. It looks like the shadow of a bird of prey at the third last picture!
    Great photos from a very special nature!!

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  8. Wow! Look at all that steam! I'm loving this dose of nature :D

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  9. those are such incredible shots. i enjoyed these very much.

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  10. It always amazes me that bacteria live in such high temperatures, but I'm no scientist, so perhaps I shouldn't be surprised. Whatever, they make a very pretty effect!

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  11. it's incredible to see what earth endures on a daily basis at Yellowstone. great shots.

    Pulpit rock looks like a place i'd love to go exploring. glad you & socks had a good time. thanks for sharing all the photos. have a great day.

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  12. Hey, when did you come to New Zealand? LOL

    Seriously, this is similar. Americans who visit our Rotorua area tell me that it seems this is Yellow stone.

    http://annkschin.blogspot.com/2008/11/crater-of-moon-wairakei-park.html

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  13. How interesting your life, grow in Europe and France, now in America, the Spanish language is beautiful, Blogs and visit me soon learn Spanish:) thanks for stopping to comment, I love the pictures and images of landscapes, I really followed for your blog.
    kiss

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  14. Both exciting wonderful and a bit scary.. Interesting to be able to see it.. Strange world we're living in, I sometimes think.. and right now, by seeing your wonderful photos, it comes to me again - what a strange world!
    :)

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  15. Wow! These are wonderful watery, steamy, and muddy photos, Al!. I especially like the coloring of the bacterial mats and the composition of the mud pools (with the dry and the seeping areas).

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