Friday, July 11, 2008

Fumarole

As promised yesterday, here is a photo of one of the bubbling, sulfuric fumaroles in Rincon de la Vieja National Park. On June 1, I posted a photo of a sign warning people not to walk up close to one of the large pools that has temperatures above boiling. Small mud pots, such as this one, are right along the hiking trails and visitors can get very close.

Tomorrow, I will post a photo of the unusual plant that was growing right above the steam vent shown in this picture, apparently thriving on the fumes that we humans would avoid.

7 comments:

Hilda said...

The park sounds so interesting! I find it amazing, especially since we don't have anything like it here.

David -- www.CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Hilda,
The park is indeed interesting because it is in a transitional area that includes both the coastal dry forest and a tropical cloud forest because it extends from the low altitude coastal plains to the higher altitude of the volcanic mountains.

In a few days I will post a photo from the same hike showing huge tree roots that cascade down a mountain trail. I also have some waterfall pictures from the hike to post a few days after that.

We saw some toucans in the forest on our recent hike there as well, but they stayed too far away and the forest was so dark and dense that I could not get a decent photo of them.

Sharon said...

I think I might have been there when that picture was taken!! I have very vivid memories of that hike!

babooshka said...

You do live in avery interesting part of the world.

David -- www.CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Sharon,
You are indeed correct that the photo is from our hike when you were visiting us in Costa Rica.

Congratulations to you on your launch today of a Phoenix, Arizona, USA Daily Photo site, which can be accessed at: http://phxdp.blogspot.com/. I encourage readers of this site to check out your new site, and I look forward to your future posts.

magiceye said...

wow... we have a few sulphuric ponds near mumbai but nothing as boiling as these!

fishing guy said...

David: I remember the smell when i visit a volcano in CR and it was really bad. Very nice capture of the area.

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