Harold and Mary Cohen : The Papua New Guinea Slide Collection
Object ID:
6.01.0357.HMC
Title:
Geyser and Hot Pools
Place:
Dei Dei Hot Springs, Fergusson Island, Papua New Guinea
Description:
Color image of geyser situated in the right half of the image, spraying up and towards the left side of the image over pools of water. Steam rolls over the rocky ground. Green forest in the background.

D'Entrecasteaux Group

Geothermal hot springs produce steam that can spout up unexpectedly as one walks along the pathways of Fergusson Island, the largest of three in the D'Entrecasteaux group of islands in Milne Bay Province near the eastern tip of New Guinea in the Solomon Sea. In this photograph, a hot spring ejects a column of hot water and steam into the air. Only about 1000 geysers exist worldwide. Half of them are in Yellowstone National Park, USA.
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