Photo of steam rising above an emerald-green pool of water with a rim of bright orange that's caused by silver, gold, mercury, and arsenic. The orange contrasts against the ashen-grey soil beside the pool. A range of mountains and blue, cloud-filled sky rise in the background.

Colorful layers edge the mineral-rich Champagne Pool at Wai-O-Tapu in Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand. The area is famous for its geothermal activity—geysers, hot pools, and boiling mud.

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