As the news arise on June 15th 2017, that a man was severely burned when he fell into a hot spring earlier this week in Yellowstone National Park….

This makes me curious to write about alike Hot Springs which are also called as Natural Geysers.

Let’s have a look about some of them and one interesting fact with each of them:

The Grand Prismatic Spring: America’s largest

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  • Deeper than a 10-Story Building.
  • Football Field on Steroids
  • Rainbow of Colors
  • A Living Thermometer

When a tourist from the Netherlands accidentally—and illegally—flew a drone into the ecologically fragile Grand Prismatic in 2014, the drone disappeared and has never been recovered.

Mammoth Hot Springs: largest carbonate-depositing spring in the world

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Mammoth Hot Springs is divided into two terraces, the Upper and Lower. Approximately 50 hot springs lie within the area.

Blood Pond Hot Spring: welcome to hell

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  • Blood pond, whose red colour is achieved because of the high iron content in the water.
  • 670 hot springs in total, containing 8 major thermal hot spots.
  • The 90 degree temperature, and the surrounding steam.

Glenwood Springs: world’s largest natural hot springs swimming pool

  •  flow rate of 143 liters/second.
  • therapy pool full of salty minerals at 104°F (40°C).
  • 98°F (36°C) swimming pool

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Jigokudani Hot Springs: home to the japanese Snow Monkeys

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Deildartunguhver: highest flow hot spring in Europe 

  • flow rate for a hot spring (180 liters/second) and water emerges at 97 °C.
  • water is used for heating,
  • being piped 34 kilometers to Borgarnes and 64 kilometers to Akranes

 

 

 

Valley of Geysers

Valley of Geysers

  • second largest geyser field in the world.
  • discovered in 1941

 

 

 

Rotorua

Rotorua

  • on the shores of Lake Rotorua of New Zealand.
  • Natural eruptions of steam, hot water and mud occasionally occur in new locations

 

 

 

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