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Cupid Spring (1991)

In the 19th century, this spring in the Mammoth Hot Springs area of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming formed a cave richly colored with thermophilic bacteria. Its imaginative discoverer named it “Cupid’s Cave.” Since then, the changing flow of calcium-laden water has filled in the cave with travertine, creating a formation that suggests the melted residue of candles.


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