Mare's Egg Spring is located west of Fort Klamath, Oregon & is home to a unique abundance of mare's egg algae, a form of cyanobacteria that live in colonies at the bottom of this pond, fleshy in appearance but from afar looking like black circular stones in the water. Mare's eggs are rare in the world but are found in abundance in springs around the region, living for 10-15 years & weighing as much as five pounds. They are sensitive in the environment & need little disturbance. A main spring can be heard discharging water into the pond from the woods behind while there are smaller artesian seeps visible in the sand away from the colonies. Aspens, which align many of the open meadows & valleys in the region, are showing their peak foliage.
The planet Earth has proven to be too limiting for our awesome community of panorama photographers. We're getting an increasing number of submissions that depict locations either not on Earth (like Mars, the Moon, and Outer Space in general) or do not realistically represent a geographic location on Earth (either because they have too many special effects or are computer generated) and hence don't strictly qualify for our Panoramic World project.But many of these panoramas are extremely beautiful or popular of both.So, in order to accommodate our esteemed photographers and the huge audience that they attract to 360Cities with their panoramas, we've created a new section (we call it an "area") called "Out of this World" for panoramas like these.Don't let the fact that these panoramas are being placed at the Earth's South Pole fool you - we had to put them somewhere in order not to interfere with our Panoramic World.Welcome aboard on a journey "Out of this World".