Colors from the Earth by Dawne Olson

Photographic Prints


Sizing Information

Small 10.7" x 8.0"
Medium 16.0" x 12.0"
Large 21.3" x 16.0"
X large 26.7" x 20.0"


  • Superior quality silver halide prints
  • Archival quality Kodak Endura paper
  • Lustre: Professional photo paper with a fine grain pebble texture
  • Metallic: Glossy finish and metallic appearance to create images with exceptional visual interest and depth

This is an abstract image taken at the edge of a thermal spring in the West Thumb geyser basin in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. While the image appears to not contain any living thing, the colors themselves are in fact a product of the microscopic organisms called Thermophiles which thrive at extremely high temperatures. When visiting Yellowstone, you will see different veins of colors surrounding the fumaroles, geysers and thermal pools. The various colors in these mats are different types of Thermophiles which thrive at specific temperatures or have preferences for alkaline, acidic, or sulphiric enviroments. The enviroment determines the type of Thermophile that lives there and this diversity creates the colors you see. The color in this image is exactly as it was taken by my camera. It is not a macro image. At the top right, the turquoise color is the very edge of the thermal pool, the white border is mineral deposits and the brown and yellow and orange colors are the Thermophile living in a mat surrounding the pool.
This image has sold as a laminated print and a matted print 3 times through RedBubble.


  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1almost 7 years ago

    wow! great colours and abstract!

  • BuddyH
    BuddyHalmost 7 years ago


  • leslie wood
    leslie woodalmost 7 years ago

    wonderful!! I love the colors in and around these geysers!

  • Gisele Bedard
    Gisele Bedardalmost 7 years ago

    Wow ! Love this,the contrast of colors and the light is gorgeous.

  • aphoto4you
    aphoto4youalmost 7 years ago

    excellent image ….love it

  • Christopher  Ewing
    Christopher E...almost 7 years ago

    wonderful natural abstract, love those colors

  • gladders
    gladdersalmost 7 years ago

    Very nice contrasting lines, colours and textures. A great abstract.

  • Kitsmumma
    Kitsmummaalmost 7 years ago

    I love this, a wonderful abstract with gorgeous colours and textures and shapes.

  • Thank you! It is my favorite image from that area – and thank you for featuring it in the “Abstracts from Nature” group!!

    – Dawne Olson

  • safphoto
    safphotoalmost 7 years ago

    This is a really interesting shot. Well seen…

  • Mechellerene
    Mechellerenealmost 7 years ago

    Gorgeous composition…wonderful abstract!!!

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