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Nature's Water Show: Fly Geyser!

In the early days of the 20th-century, the owner of Fly Ranch in Nevada, decided to dig a new well to water his crops. When he reached the reservoir, he was in for an unpleasant surprise – the water was 200°f (93°c), making them too hot to use.

In 1964, a group of geothermal researchers dug in the spot but when they finished, they failed to cap the well properly, as seen in the picture below. 

Scroll to the bottom to see a video of this incredible natural wonder.

 
Fly geyser
 
Fly geyser

The geyser continues to grow and change, and has formed several terraced pools, formed by calcium carbonate in the water.

Fly geyser
 
Fly geyser
 
Fly geyser
 
Fly geyser
 
Fly geyser
 
Fly geyser

The stunning colors come from the thermophilic algae that grows in the water provided by the geyser.

Fly geyser
 
Fly geyser
 
 
Fly geyser
 
Fly geyser

The new water source actually formed a whole new mini-ecosystem, with tiny fish swimming in the furthest pools where the water is cooler, as well as many local birds.

Fly geyser
 
Fly geyser
 
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