Waimangu Stream [Frying Pan Lake overflow stream] at Waimangu Volcanic Valley in New Zealand

Beautiful hues of colors of the bacteria that live in the acidic water of Waimangu Stream [Frying Pan Lake overflow stream] at Waimangu Volcanic Valley in New Zealand

Waimangu Volcanic Valley can be explained as "This is how the world began" because it is a miniature natural demonstration of the phenomenon. It is the world's youngest geothermal area, created on 10-June-1886 by Mount Tarawera's volcanic eruption.

Cathedral Rocks and Waimangu Stream [Frying Pan Lake overflow stream] at Waimangu Volcanic Valley in New Zealand

There are 3 main craters: Southern Crater, Echo Crater, and Inferno Crater. All the 3 are filled with water naturally. The Frying Pan Lake [Echo crater filled with water] overflows as a stream: Waimangu Stream that flows into Lake Rotomahana. The stream is special because it is the overflow of the world's largest hot spring lake! The walkway beside the stream lets you see the different colours of the different forms of algae and hot water bacteria that live in the steaming hot water. It is a beautiful sight. The surrounding area is very picturesque. I hope, my photos in this post fill your eyes with the hues of the Waimangu Stream and the surrounding area.

Acid residue, hot water algae, bacteria and micro-organisms in Waimangu Stream [Frying Pan Lake overflow stream] at Waimangu Volcanic Valley in New Zealand

Acid signs on the soils near Waimangu Stream [Frying Pan Lake overflow stream] at Waimangu Volcanic Valley in New Zealand

Algae and bacteria with acid residue in Waimangu Stream [Frying Pan Lake overflow stream] at Waimangu Volcanic Valley in New Zealand

Beautiful shades of green and orange created by bacteria, algae and micro-organisms of Waimangu Stream [Frying Pan Lake overflow stream] at Waimangu Volcanic Valley in New Zealand

Boiling water of Frying Pan Lake overflow stream [Waimangu Stream] at Waimangu Volcanic Valley in New Zealand

Boiling water of Waimangu Stream [Frying Pan Lake overflow stream] at Waimangu Volcanic Valley in New Zealand

Cathedral Rocks viewed from beside Waimangu Stream [Frying Pan Lake overflow stream] at Waimangu Volcanic Valley in New Zealand

Color of hot water bacteria, algae and micro-organisms in Waimangu Stream [Frying Pan Lake overflow stream] at Waimangu Volcanic Valley in New Zealand

Colors of the bacteria living in the Waimangu Stream [Frying Pan Lake overflow stream] at Waimangu Volcanic Valley in New Zealand

Foam perhaps created by hot water algae, micro-organisms and bacteria living in Waimangu Stream [Frying Pan Lake overflow stream] at Waimangu Volcanic Valley in New Zealand

Hot water loving algae in Waimangu Stream [Frying Pan Lake overflow stream] at Waimangu Volcanic Valley in New Zealand

Landscape around Waimangu Stream [Frying Pan Lake overflow stream] at Waimangu Volcanic Valley in New Zealand

Sign board advising to supervise children at all times, at Waimangu Stream [Frying Pan Lake overflow stream] at Waimangu Volcanic Valley in New Zealand

Waimangu Stream [Frying Pan Lake overflow stream] and the surrounding landscape at Waimangu Volcanic Valley in New Zealand

Wild grass growing around the Waimangu Stream [Frying Pan Lake overflow stream] at Waimangu Volcanic Valley in New Zealand

22 comments :

  1. Wow.
    How does that happen? What causes the color variation?

    Isn't nature marvelous?

    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/01/nosey-cat-yep.html

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    1. That happens because of the color pigments of the hot water bacteria and algae!

      Nature is marvellous indeed! I can spend the whole of my life admiring nature.

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  2. beautiful colors and textures!

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  3. So interesting. Great color and texture!

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    1. And surprisingly, the colours come from the hot-water bacteria and algae!

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  4. very artistic and creative shots

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    1. Thank you Margaret! I'm glad that you liked the photos :)

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  5. So fascinating! Such wonderful photos of such an interesting geo-phenomenon! Beautiful colors!

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  6. Thanks for sharing with "Through my Lens"

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  7. lovely area with great edits

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  8. I didn't get to visit there when I was in New Zealand so I, especially, appreciate your sharing these incredible photos.

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    1. It is a must visit place! Do take a look when you go to NZ again :) You will be amazed!

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