Grand Prismatic Spring up close

Up close at the Grand Prismatic Spring.

The vibrant colours in the spring are created by the thermophilic bacteria living within in it. It is here, the DNA polymerase was first discovered, that is essential for biological studies all around the world.

Bacteria form mats in the shallows and create various patterns.

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