CORDELIA MOLLOY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY CORDELIA MOLLOY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Geothermal pool. Geothermal pools form in areas where volcanic activity causes hot water to rise up from beneath the Earth's surface. The hot water is often brightly coloured, due to minerals dissolved in it. Here, algae, growing in the 60-degrees-Celsius water, produce the green colour. Photographed in Orakei Korako, a geothermal valley between Rotorua and Taupo, on New Zealand's North Island.
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