Bacteria, what a Beauty
I had the opportunity to witness these microscopic things in action when I visited Yellowstone National Park last week.
They are a form of thermophilic bacteria that thrive in very high temperatures of mineral-rich waters.
Often these organisms are coloured, due to photosynthetic pigments. Different species thrive in various temperature ranges, causing the brilliant colour gradations in the hot springs of Yellowstone.
Grand Prismatic Spring, as pictured above, is perhaps Nature’s magnum opus.
Now, who says bacteria can’t be beautiful?
(That said, I’m trying to shake off the annoying variety that is causing a drippy nose.)
I’ll be back on the radar with more updates soon!