18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Geyser lake surface

One of the most amazing, beautiful and popular places in Altai. A geyser (blue, silver) lake with thermal springs, which periodically eject blue clay and silt from the ground, as a result of which the pattern on the surface is always unique and often changes. A similar thing is found in Kamchatka, Iceland and in Yellowstone Park, but there are usually powerful springs, but such a "quiet geyser" is a rarity.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2020
Photo Location: Aktash, Altai republic, Russia, Russia
Camera: FC2103
Copyright: © Ruslan Olinchuk