Sunday, July 13, 2008

More volcanic steam

This photo should give an idea of the amount of volanic steam that bubbles up in some of the fumaroles in Rincon de la Vieja National Park. The steam results from underwater reserviors of water that become super heated due to the geothermal activity, and the water finds fissures to work its way up to the surface.

On the surface, there are pools of hot, muddy water that bubble and let off steam. The water can be grey and thick, but some mud pots are reddish. They usually have a sulfur smell.

Rincon de la Vieja is located just 25 km (15 miles) northeast of Liberia, which is the capital of the Guanacaste province. The addition of international flights into Liberia about 8 years ago is responsible for the enormous grown of tourism development along the Pacific resort areas such as Tamarindo.

4 comments:

babooshka said...

Your blog is just so interesting.

Hilda said...

Somehow, I can imagine this park as the location of a Tim Burton movie. ;)

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

Hilda,
Your comment about this park being the setting for a Tim Burton movie is prophetic. I have already written tomorrow's post, which will be posted in about 5 hours. It features a photo that I have commented could probably be used by Hollywood to make a movie. As you will see in that photo, a Tim Burton movie would be a suitable genre for the scene in the photo.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Your photography is excellent and your narrative is great to read. Anybody who comes here and looks at your photography and reads your stories will come away having learned something.

The longer you are involved in blogging the more you will come to realize that a lot of folks use canned comments and use them to get you to visit their blog.

I began in 2005 and the emphasis then was on a journal-type blog and now it is photo-type blogs with the emphasis on getting comments.

Thanks for visiting my blog and for commenting there. I look forward to more of your bird photographs.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville, Ohio

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