#FriFotos: Pool Party!

This week’s #FriFotos theme is POOLS, so while we could have gone with the man-made, warm-weather variety, we thought we’d take the natural route instead. We chose this stunning image of the mineral-rich Champagne Pool in the Wai-O-Tapu (Māori for “Sacred Waters”) geothermal park near Rotorua, New Zealand. The abundance of carbon dioxide in this natural hot spring makes it look like a glass of bubbly. Cheers!

Special thanks to Francesa Onesti, who submitted this pic to our My Shot photo community.

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