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Study in Progress

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 11 September 2012 in Landscape & Rural.

Data collection for what looks to be a study of the algae in the well. The water is loaded with carbon dioxide so fish can't survive. Instead, tiny shrimp-like amphipods feed on the algae. These are eaten, in turn, by leeches and night-swimming water scorpions which are large aquatic insects.

Montezuma Castle National Monument
Montezuma Well Unit
Part of The Great American West series.

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Merveilleux reflet avec la belle barque et cette roche
amitié

11 Sep 2012 5:08am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow topissime 5*****

11 Sep 2012 5:57am

omid from mashhad, Iran

woooow!
very nice & amazing!!!!
so beautiful reflections!!!
Lovely!

11 Sep 2012 6:14am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Amazing, gorgeous, fine and all else, what says, that it is good picture

11 Sep 2012 6:31am

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

Sounds prehistoric and kind of creepy!
Bet students fight over that kind of summer work placement

11 Sep 2012 6:33am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Eine sehr ruhige Aufnahme. Wunderbares Licht und Spiegelungen. Einen schönen Tag.

11 Sep 2012 6:54am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

What a wonderful place to work in

11 Sep 2012 7:05am

Visu...Elle Photography from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful location and reflections

11 Sep 2012 7:49am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

This is a beautiful view !!!

11 Sep 2012 8:16am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Swimming scorpions?? Wow...

11 Sep 2012 9:02am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Incredible and mysterious place - best to avoid the night swimming water scorpions!

11 Sep 2012 10:36am

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

wow... what a super moment for these ttwo guys in a little boat ! Amazing lake, amazing scene ...

11 Sep 2012 11:07am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, great information - this is a beautiful scene with the reflections on the water.

11 Sep 2012 11:23am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow ...!! A dangerous place !! And a wonderful poto !

11 Sep 2012 11:54am

Don from Spokane, United States

An interesting reflection shot to accompany your informative statement. Quite a chain of events.

11 Sep 2012 2:52pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Very beautiful image and place!

11 Sep 2012 3:22pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent moment and reflections

11 Sep 2012 3:46pm

Abena from Maseru, Lesotho

that's interesting...nice image! I love seeing that an image can look as good as this without/not much processing. very nice!

11 Sep 2012 3:55pm

Victoria from Sweden

Wow, wonderful picture!

11 Sep 2012 3:56pm

Irene from L C, France

Dangerous place but peaceful beautiful scenery.

11 Sep 2012 3:57pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

A great location, and interesting info Steve.

11 Sep 2012 4:51pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Nice view

11 Sep 2012 5:01pm

Florence from Paris, France

That's an incredible effect, colors are so vibrant !

11 Sep 2012 5:22pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is VERY interseting - I don't know why, but I am a bit surprised about the presence of so much algae here...a dicey situation I would think Thaks for this, Steve!

11 Sep 2012 5:41pm

rian from vestavia hilss, United States

on second thought, i'd rather not take a dip there.. ;)

11 Sep 2012 7:05pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Nice shot of this beautiful and peaceful place ... reflections and light are great !!!

11 Sep 2012 7:28pm

Kiki from Ambert, Auvergne, France

A worrying place for this small boat, nevertheless the reflected colors are magnificent !

11 Sep 2012 7:28pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful clarity in the reflection and these fellows definetly puts this area into scale!

11 Sep 2012 8:41pm

ruthiebear from Titusville,NJ, United States

The reflection is amazing in this image. WOnderful!

11 Sep 2012 8:48pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Great reflection. Sounds like a lovely place for a dip...!

11 Sep 2012 10:28pm

franz from Baden, Austria

wonderful reflections, great colours and interesting info !!!

12 Sep 2012 8:40pm

k@ from Paris, France

What a scenery, so peaceful, would love to visit !

13 Sep 2012 7:17am

k@ from Paris, France

... and the reflections you got are just exquisite !

13 Sep 2012 7:17am