• Rainbow Terrace Thermopolis Hot Springs

    Image ID
    FOT446937
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    50.3 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    16200 x 10800 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    1372 x 914 mm
    54.0 x 36.0 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Rainbow Terraces Long time deposits from the mineral-laden water have created a rainbow underfoot. The paved walkways along the riverfront take you over centuries of sediment, splendidly brushed by algae, plankton, and mineral deposits.In Thermopolis (Greek for "Hot City") the scalding water comes from the Big Spring, which is located in Hot Springs State Park. From this turquoise and green spring, the water flows into cooling ponds at a temperature of 127 degrees. A boardwalk leads you over terraces from the over flow of water. These terraces are made chiefly of lime and gypsum which separate from the cooling waters. The colors you see are due mainly to primitive plants (algae), which grow in the warm water. The cooler water then runs over rainbow-hued mineral terraces into swimming pools and Jacuzzis, and into the Big Horn River.
    Uploader
    Rob Weaver
    Contributor
    Rob Weaver
    Date Taken
    2008-07-08
    Uploaded on
    2008-07-08
    Collection
    A2. American GATEWAY TO THE WEST -Colorado - Wyoming - Oregon Trail - Dakota A
    Category
    Leisure
    Sub Category
    Exploration
    Setting
    Outdoor
    Dominant colour
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