Friday, May 16, 2014

Discover Unknown Magical Natural Beauty in America

They could be pictures of another planet or the set of a science fiction movie.

But it is, in fact, an amazing phenomenon created by accident in the middle of the Nevada Desert.
The otherworldly images show Fly Geyser, a little known attraction known as one of the most beautiful sights in the state.

Located 20 miles north of Gerlach, in Washoe County, it was accidentally created in 1916 during well drilling.
The geothermically heated pack of water found a weak spot in the wall in the 1960's and began escaping, creating a geyser.

Over the years, several terraces have formed from which water now spews up to 17 feet. The geyser contains several terraces discharging water into 30 to 40 pools over an area of 74 acres.

These ponds are forming an ecosystem with small fish and birds, such as swans and mallards enjoying the geysers.
The multicolored terrain is not created by trick photography or Photoshop enhancement. The rainbow effect is the result of minerals reacting with oxygen in the air.
David Jaimison, who gives tours of the geysers, said he'd like to see more people enjoy it.

"When I first saw it, it wasn't this big. This whole area is kind of magic, with no cars or airplanes. It's just peaceful and quiet with all these mountains around. And the sound of water."
Fly Geyser is rarely open to the public, but can be viewed from the road. It is located on private land and locked behind a closed gate and fence topped with barbed wire.
Now, it time for you to go make something beautiful!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Tristan
 
A demonstration of Mme. Alberti's Flying Contraption
April, 1931
 





7 comments:

Janet Ghio said...

Wow-that is beautiful! ( Hope you don't have to go through Bundy country to get ther!!)

Shoshana Edwards said...

thank you for showing us this little known sight. I will look for it next trip to visit relatives.

Jean Moore said...

completely amazing! that would be a wonderful trip to take someday in the fall. It was just too magical to seem real! Thanks for sharing!

Tonya said...

Breath takingly gorgeous! Thanks for showing us a little known place of heaven.

Robin Horasanian said...

Beautiful images, Tristan! Thanks for sharing.

Ellie N said...

Bucket list!

Shirley Cockrell said...

LOVED the flying machine demo picture. The Fly Geyser's colors seem so unnatural - - THANKS for sharing!