Travertine terraces views from around the world

Travertine is a form of limestone deposited by mineral springs, especially hot springs. Travertine often has a fibrous or concentric appearance and exists in white, tan, cream-colored, and even rusty varieties. A travertine terrace is formed when geothermally heated alkaline waters emerge to the surface and form waterfalls of precipitated carbonates.

Krka National Park in Croatia

Krk waterfalls.jpgBy Version13 at English Wikipedia – Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons., Public Domain, Link

Hierve el agua, Oaxaca, Mexico

Image by Carlos Adampol

Badab-e Surt, Mazandaran, Iran

M. Samaee (M. Samaee’s gallery) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Waterfalls Hierve el Agua

Image by Eduardo Robles

Fly Geyser, near Gerlach, Nevada

Image by Ken Lund

Dead trees in the terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park

By Brocken Inaglory (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

Aerial view of pools, Huanglong, Sichuan, China

By chensiyuan (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons

4 thoughts on “Travertine terraces views from around the world

  1. Immagini uniche e di straordinaria bellezza. che è un piacere apprezzare!
    Buona serata e un saluto,silvia

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