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Saturday, 31 March 2012

The top end of a glacier

Another wonderful image from the "Glaciers Online" web-site -- this is the accumulation area of the Monte Rosa Gletscher in the alps.  Click to enlarge.  There are a few ski tracks here and there.  But note the phenomenal amount of accumulation here among these high peaks -- this is the snow and firn that finds its way down-glacier under gravity and eventually gets transformed into glacier ice.

The amazing colour on this photo is natural -- this is the after-glow that occurs immediately after sunset.  What a beautiful world.....

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