This up to 1000 years old snow has metamorphosed into highly pressurized glacier ice that contains almost no air bubbles. Thus it absorbs the visible light despite the scattered shortest blue fraction, giving it its distinct deep blue waved appearance. This cavity in the glacier ice formed as a result of a glacial mill, or moulin. / Svínafellsjökull glacier in Skaftafell, Iceland
DAS RÄTSEL UM DEN PINKFARBENEN SEE – In Australien gibt es einen See, dessen Wasser vollkommen pink ist. Der Lake Hillier liegt auf einer kleinen Insel und wurde schon vor mehr als 200 Jahren entdeckt – und doch stellt er die Forscher bis heute vor ein Rätsel.
This dramatic picture by Michael Nolan has been dubbed the face of Mother Nature crying on a canvas of melting ice and cascading water on a Norwegian Glacier. Randy Schutt discovered this amazing photo of a crying face in an ice cap located on Nordaustlandet, in the Svalbard archipelago. The tears of this natural sculpture created by a waterfall of glacial water, paints an poignant reminder of the effects of warming in the ice caps of the north.
Spotted Lake (Khiluk) is a salt alkali lake in British Columbia with high concentrations of magnesium sulfate, calcium and sodium sulfate as well as a number of other minerals and metals. As the water evaporates in the summer, dry spots of salt deposits appear, leaving natural walkways around the rims. #Spotted_Lake #British_Columbia #Geology #Geography #Khiluk
Virga clouds look a bit like jellyfish floating in the sky. The "tentacles", which you can see hanging down, are called "virga". They are essentially rain, or snow, that evaporates away before ever reaching the ground.