Thursday, April 19, 2012

Beauty and the Beast

Blesi is a beautiful hot spring in Haukadalur, not far from the geyser Strokkur.
Don't let the tranquil look fool you: dip your hand in it and you will get burned.

As far as I know, this mud pool in the ever-changing geothermal area in Seltún, near lake Kleifarvatn, does not have a name.
The mud in it will burn you quite as badly as the tempting blue water in the hot spring.
While it can't be called conventionally beautiful, it is fascinating:

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