Mound Terrace at Mammoth Hot Springs by Stephen Beattie


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A view of the colors and patterns of the stone deposits in the early morning light at Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park. Notice the pink steam rising against the deep blue sky…

Pentax K20D, Sigma 50-500mm.

Featured in AMERICA’s National Parks and WILDLIFE Habitat

Featured in VOLCANOES, Earth’s Geology & Atmosphere

Featured in A Wilderness somewhere…..

Featured at the The Pentax Photo Gallery website*

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Stephen Beattie is a full time fine art photographer living in Burlington, VT. His BA is from St. Lawrence University and his MBA is from UVM. His preferred subjects are waterfalls, models, animals, Vermont landscapes, and scenes in National Parks.

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  • ralph arce
    ralph arceover 5 years ago

    They look like burnt marshmallows, yum yum! :D

  • LOL :-) Thanks, Raphael!

    – Stephen Beattie

  • Daidalos
    Daidalosover 5 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Thank you!!

    – Stephen Beattie

  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitover 5 years ago

    What awesome colors and texture!!

  • Thank you, Deborah!

    – Stephen Beattie

  • David  Hibberd
    David Hibberdover 5 years ago

    What an unusual formation, well taken

  • Thanks, David!!

    – Stephen Beattie

  • annalisa bianchetti
    annalisa bianc...over 5 years ago

    Great capture,well taken !!!

  • Thank you, Annalisa!

    – Stephen Beattie

  • solo75
    solo75over 5 years ago

    This is amazing….never seen anything like it. Early morning provides the best lighting :)

  • Thank you! I had to get up before 3 AM to arrive at this location before sunrise. It’s nice to know it was worth it!! :-)

    – Stephen Beattie

  • A.M. Ruttle
    A.M. Ruttleabout 5 years ago

    Beautifully seen and captured, Stephen! AMR
    (p.s. Did you use a polarizer; I’m trying to get a feel when to use and not use them.)

  • Thanks, AMR! It’s possible that I used a polarizer, but I can’t remember… It is possible, even likely. I process all my images through DxO (as a RAW converter) and Photoshop CS4 (as an image processor). I always Auto Contrast, often Auto Hue and Auto Color… Hope this helps!

    – Stephen Beattie

  • genaro1
    genaro1about 5 years ago

    great capture

  • Thank you! :-)

    – Stephen Beattie

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful, did you know after millions of years this turns into opal :)
    Opals are from thermal activity

  • Thank you! That’s cool, I did not know that… :-)

    – Stephen Beattie

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonalmost 5 years ago

    I’m glad I could help give you information. Actually the term is geothermal.

  • :-)

    – Stephen Beattie

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