Wai-O-Tapu: Artist's Palette with Champagne Pool in the background
The Devil's Ink Pots - Mud pools colored by graphite and crude oil brought to the surface by ground water
Edge of the geyser pool at the Artist's Palette. The yellow color comes from sulfur deposited from evaporating waters overflowing from Champagne Pool.
The red color is associated with iron oxide. Here youcan see acloud of iron oxide leaden steam rising in the background. Green is a mixture colloidial sulfur and ferrous salts and the white area is a silica deposit.
The boardwalk on the southwest side of champagne Pool
Champagne Pool - The ledges along the edge of the pool have been formed in response to the tilting of the pool as the result of earthquake activity.
The bubbles in Chanpagne Pool are due to carbon dioxide in the water. The surface temperature of the water is about 165 degrees Farenheit.
One Kaufman and three Blaauws
The waters of Champagne Pool contain a variety of minerals including gold, silver, mercury, sulfur, arsenic, thallium and antimony.
Trentepholia - A green alage that covers much of the vegetation in the park
Artist's Palette against the backdrop of Champagne Pool.
Birds have learned to take advantage of the heat generated byt the geothermal activity. Note the egg sitting outside the nest!
Devil's Bath - Water from Champagne Pool drains into this crater and along the way mixes with sulphur and ferrous salts giving the water its distinct colors. The hue varies from green to yellow depeding on the amount of cloud cover
Blaauws taking a break
A baby Pied Stilt looking for insects in Frying Pan Flat
Eric and Cheryl with Lake Ngakoro in the background
Green Alage is not necessarily green. Trentepohlia covering a branch