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The green lake.

From the photographer:
This is a pool in the Waiotapu Thermal Reserve.
It is the Devil's Bath in Waitapu.

From the geologist:
Rotorua's geothermal field contains 1200 geothermal features which include geysers, hot springs, mud pools and fumaroles, as well as silica terraces and flats.
Ascending hot magmatic fluids mix with near-surface groundwater to form active geothermal systems with dramatic surface features such as hot springs, solfatares, fumaroles, mudpots, geysers, and hot acid lakes. These hydrothermal features are common at stratovolcanoes and young calderas and can persist for hundreds of thousands of years. Active hydrothermal systems often precipitate colorful deposits of native sulfur and other minerals.

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