13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Ancient Hot Spring

Pictured is the opening of a ancient hot spring near San Ysidro NM. It is located in the White Mesa, part of the Ojito Wilderness. Measuring 20 ft across it opens into a cavern below. Rarely, if ever visited it is the host to local wildlife and a startling find atop a ridge running down the center of a deep box canyon

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2015
Date Uploaded: 09.2015
Photo Location: New Mexico, United States of America
Camera: COOLPIX L620
Copyright: © Jess Olivieri