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
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Hierve el agua, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Badab-e Surt, Mazandaran, Iran
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Waterfalls Hierve el Agua
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Fly Geyser, near Gerlach, Nevada
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Dead trees in the terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park
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Aerial view of pools, Huanglong, Sichuan, China
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4 thoughts on “Travertine terraces views from around the world”
They all have the WOW ! factor !
Immagini uniche e di straordinaria bellezza. che è un piacere apprezzare!
Buona serata e un saluto,silvia