Fantastic fountain

Fly Ranch Geyser in Black Rock Desert, Nevada, may look like a colorful plastic artwork, but it is in fact a natural phenomenon, albeit accidentally created by human hand

Fantastic fountain
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The Fly Ranch Geyser regularly spouts water high into the air in the U.S. state of Nevada, right in the middle of the desert. It lies 32 kilometers north of Gerlach (the gateway to the annual Burning Man Festival), where it was accidentally created in 1964 after a failed drilling attempt. The water rising from the depths sluices minerals, micro-organisms and algae to the earth’s surface, where they keep the geyser and its unique ecosystem steadily growing and its colors vivid against the blue sky.