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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Colorful End

A dragonfly meets its demise on one of Yellowstone National Park's geysers and springs. These ubiquitous natural sinkholes can be highly acidic and incredibly hot, thus, more often than not, deadly for all forms of animal life. The spring's green coloration is caused by different temperatures in the pool which are able to host different types of bacteria.

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Date Taken: 09.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Wyoming, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D5500
Copyright: © ralph blessing