Thermophilic bacteria and algae colours

Thermophilic bacteria and algae colours

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Credit: PETER J. RAYMOND/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Thermophilic algae and bacteria photographed in a hot volcanic pool at Tatio geyser field, Chile. The bright colours come from minerals utilised by the heat-loving (thermophilic) bacteria and algae.

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Keywords: algae, algal, bacteria, bacterial mat, bacterium, biological, biology, chile, colour, earth science, extremophile, extremophiles, extremophilic, geological, geology, geothermal pool, green, heat-loving, hot spring, microbiological, microbiology, nature, orange, south american, steam, thermophilic, volcanic, volcanology, yellow

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