20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Bridge between Heaven and the Underworld

The third largest spring in the world, the Grand Prismatic Spring is bigger than a football field at 370 feet in diameter. Extremely hot water travels 121 feet from a crack in the Earth to reach the surface of the spring. At this angle can't capture the bright range of colors that make this geological site so famous, but nonetheless its beauty shines.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: West Yellowstone, Wyoming, United States of America
Camera: SM-N975U1
Copyright: © Karin Rice