These hot springs you are about to see are often water springs produced by the emergence of geothermally heated groundwater that rises up and out of the Earth’s crust. Some you can bath in, some you can walk in and others are so hot and toxic that you can only stand back and admire their awe-inspiring beauty…
10 – Canada – underagedrvers.blogspot.co.uk/2004/07/great-white-north.html?m=1
It’s not often you get a waterfall and a hot spring all in one place, but this one located in Canada offers just that as well as wellness bathing!
9 – Chile – visitheworld.tumblr.com/post/48514384624/termas-geometricas-hot-springs-near-co%C3%B1aripe
With stunning walks and scenery that is straight from a sci-fi movie is the Termas Geometricas consists of 17 slate-lined thermal pools built into a ravine.
8 – Australia – www.pinterest.com/pin/575475658605149527
Australia is a hot country anyway, but located in the Northern Territory is a town with a stunning natural hot spring!
7 – Icelandic – stellaresque42.tumblr.com/post/45991443672
Bláa lónið (translated as The Blue Lagoon) is probably one of the world’s most famous geothermal spas. It’s been estimated that as many as 100,000+ people visit it each year with many saying bathing within the Lagoon cures various illnesses and health problems.
6 – United States – www.pinterest.com/pin/451556300107659471
This is the first of two hot springs located within the Yellowstone National Park. I don’t know how it even started to grow, but that tree was never going to survive in this toxic soup of minerals.
5 – Japan – robibudiman05.wordpress.com/2015/01/19/jigokudani-monkey-park
It’s not so much the hot spring that is amazing, more the monkeys that bath in them during the winter months to keep warm.
4 – Japan – www.pinterest.com
These geothermal lakes look more orange than blood red, but if you examine them a little more closely you will soon discover the water really is red thanks to the variety of minerals in the springs outflows.
3 – Africa – photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/hot-springs-afar-steinmetz
Coloured by Sulphur and algae this hot spring located in East Africa have a very vivid crust of salts and minerals that seem to form delicate bridges across the spring.
2 – United States – sawtellemountainresort.com/things-to-do
Located in the Yellowstone National Park is the largest hot spring in USA called “The Grand Prismatic.” Its colours are because pigmented bacteria grow in microbial mats located around the edges of the spring. Strangely what time of year you see it depends on what colours are on show!
1 – Turkish – travel-pictures.1-my.com/travel-photos/pics-Pamukkale-vacation-Turkey-fotos-tourism-en-hh_p196.shtml
Located in southwestern Turkey is the Pamukkale hot spring pools that translate as “cotton castle” in Turkish. This is not a hot spring for bathing in because it contains slightly radioactive minerals!