Illustration for article titled The Beauty of Yellowstones Fountain Paint Pots In the Cold

The Fountain Paint Pots in Yellowstone National Park are named for the colorful muds produced by the oxidizing iron in the mud, the natural result of hot springs. In November 2014, a light dusting of snow both revealed the topography of the area and made the steam rising from the ground clear and eerie.

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Image credit: Fountain Paint Pots by Neal Herbert/NPS/flickr/CC BY 2.0

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