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The Grand Prismatic

The Grand Prismatic

The third largest hot spring on the Planet, the Grand Prismatic, I think, is the most amazing natural wonder on the Planet.

The vivid colours in the spring are the result of pigmented bacteria in the microbial mats that grow around the edges of the mineral-rich water. The bacteria produce colors ranging from green to red; the amount of color in the microbial mats depends on the ratio of chlorophyll to carotenoids and on the temperature of the water that favors one bacterium over another. In the summer, the mats tend to be orange and red, whereas in the winter the mats are usually dark green. The center of the pool is sterile due to extreme heat.

The deep blue colour of the water in the center of the pool results from the intrinsic blue colour of water, itself the result of water's selective absorption of red wavelengths of visible light. Though this effect is responsible for making all large bodies of water blue, it is particularly intense in Grand Prismatic Spring because of the high purity and depth of the water in the middle of the spring

This "quad-tych" is comprised of 4 separate panels, each measuring 24" x 30"
for an overall single image size of 4 feet high by 5 feet in width.

Each section is reproduced on the finest tight weave fine art canvas to retain the details.
The canvas is then stretched and the image wrapped around the sides to negate the need for a traditional frame
while at the same time provide a truly unique appearance.
The depth of each section measures 1.5"

The canvas is treated with a matte laminant to resist fading due to UV exposure and also to seal the image.

If you are looking for a focal point for your room with MAJOR IMPACT, this stunning photograph of the Grand Prismatic will do the trick.

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as well as options on Dye-Infused Aluminum for truly jaw dropping presentation

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Contact us at or by phone at 602-821-3725 with your needs and we'll provide you a quote. We can produce single panel pieces up to 8 feet and larger if we split the image into multiple panels.

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