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Outdoors and Recreation in Havasupai Reservation, AZ, United States
Havasu Falls is just one of several falls hikers will stumble upon when trekking the Grand Canyon's Havasupai trail near Supai, Arizona. Located within the Havusupai Indian Reservation, the lush green canyon that contains these amazing waterfalls is a welcome respite from the broiling desert that surrounds the area. The water's deep turquoise hue is the result of a high concentration of magnesium and calcium carbonate. These minerals are also responsible for the nearby travertine deposits.
Hot Spring in Yellowstone National Park, WY, United States
The brilliants colors present in the steamy pool (and sometimes geyser!) are the result of pigmented thermophiliac bacteria, which thrive in extreme temperatures. The various oranges and yellows are indicative of the varying temperature of the pond. In fact, the farther in you go, getting closer to the greenish-blue center, the less viable bacterial specimens you will find.
Located within Bolivia's Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve, this shallow, red-tinted salt lake is a common gathering spot for flocks of flamingos (most prominently James's flamingos, but also sometimes Andean and Chilean flamingos). The lake's natural red color comes from the reddish pigment of the algae that live there.
This small set of sand dunes in southwestern Mauritius is named for the number of distinct colors found blended into the sands — red, purple, violet, blue, green, yellow and brown. The dunes were created through the gradual conversion of basaltic lava into clay minerals. The colors are a result of the various cooling temperatures of the rock.