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Taken 1-Apr-21
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18 of 155 photos
Categories & Keywords

Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:North America
Subcategory Detail:United States of America
Keywords:Hot, Mammoth, National, Park, Springs, Yellowstone
Photo Info

Dimensions5226 x 7839
Original file size17.7 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken1-Apr-21 11:39
Date modified1-Apr-21 21:36
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D850
Focal length185 mm
Focal length (35mm)185 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.5
Exposure1/3200 at f/5.3
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 64
Metering modeSpot


Time has a way of changing things. It alters not just reality, but our perception of it. Canary Springs in Yellowstone National Park is in a state of constant change. Water ebbs and flows. Water temperatures rise and fall. Minerals which are dissolved in the hot water are left behind as the water cools and evaporates. The process builds up terraces which hold delightful pools of scalding hot water. You might think this environment is too harsh to support life. After all, it killed this young pine tree, didn’t it. Well, just like with we humans, where there’s a will, there’s a way. As if painted on by a master artist, streaks of orange bacteria adorn the stark white travertine formations at these springs. They actually thrive in conditions which are destructive to most life forms. In areas where the water has cooled just a bit, some green algae accents the oranges and yellows. Absorb the view though, because tomorrow could bring a change in water temperature or in the direction of its flow. Everything changes, sometimes more quickly than we like. Like with this tree, change can often bring about a permanent end to something we enjoyed, but change can also be a beautiful thing. The end of one thing can bring about the beautiful beginning of another. Embrace the change!