We went to the Fountain Paint Pots and saw bubbling mudpots. A mud pot, according to the National Park Service is “Where hot water is limited and hydrogen sulfide gas is present (emitting the “rotten egg” smell common to thermal areas), sulfuric acid is generated. The acid dissolves the surrounding rock into fine particles of silica and clay that mix with what little water there is to form the seething and bubbling mudpots.” That is the technical explanation. They were pretty cool as they went about their plopping!


8 Responses to “Monochrome”

  1. September 14, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Looks like a WoW syster caudron shot! Bubble Bubble, toil and trouble!

  2. 2 Tammy McChesney
    September 14, 2010 at 9:04 am

    You are making me re live that smell all over again! LOL Another fabulous capture…you made that mudpot look artsy! 🙂

  3. September 14, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Very cool shot. I’ve never seen these in person but now I don’t have to get close enough to smell them! You’ve taken me right there….

  4. September 14, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Perfect shot for the theme. I love the bubbles and the suggestion of mist..

  5. 5 KarenB
    September 14, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Unique shot! When I first saw it, I wondered if it was a macro of scalded milk! It has a moonscape feel to it, too.

  6. 6 Doris Pacheco
    September 15, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    I can hear the plopping and bubbling from here. Glad I can’t smell it though!! Great shot of these natural wonders.

  7. September 15, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    I can hear the plops and bubbling from here. Fortunately, I can’t smell it, though!!! Great shot of one of nature’s wonders.

  8. September 15, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    A real monochrome photo from nature! Well done!

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