Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Mammoth Hot Springs


After arriving in Gardiner, Montana and checking in at the Travelodge, we headed into Yellowstone National Park’s North Entrance.

Travertine Terraces

From the North Entrance, Mammoth Hot Springs is the first Thermal Feature you will encounter. Palette Springs has a mineral slope and terraced pools lower down. 

Palette Springs Flow

Different colored algae grow in the different temperatures of water.

Palette Springs Upper Edge

The minerals in the water of the spring are deposited on the slope, building up strange shapes. They aren’t icicles hanging from the top tier, rather a form of calcium carbonate.

New Life At The Base

The springs have changed direction and the forms are crumbling. New life springs forth, blooming a promise of more to come.

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2 responses

  1. Mark Garner

    Great shots!
    Very well done

    Like

    October 10, 2010 at 09:22

  2. Beautiful images

    Like

    October 12, 2010 at 10:50

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