champagne pool, rotorua [360 photo]

champagne pool is a large, hot water spring in wai-o-tapu thermal wonderland, rotorua, new zealand. the pool is fed with hot water (230°c) by a deep conduit, which cools down to about 74°c at a depth of 62 m. it is stained orange at the edges by aresenic and antimony sulphur compounds, and it’s bubbling with carbon dioxide rising to the surface from deep below.

if the embed doesn’t work, explore the 360 degree panorama here: champagne pool, wai-o-tapu thermal wonderland

below are a few more impressions:

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