From eruption to mystic landscape
Waimangu Volcanic Valley (New Zealand) generated from the volcanic eruption of Mount Tarawera in 1886. In the photo, the Frying Pan Lake's overflow stream from the hot spring. The shores of the stream are covered with silica formations and mineral deposits of varied colours, while the stream bed hosts blue-green algae and colonies of Chloroflexus aurantiacus.
Caterina Barrasso (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)