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Majestic Perito Moreno

Speed ​​of movement of the glacier is 2 meters per day (approximately 700 m per year). However, loss of mass is about the same because (not counting small deviations) glacier tongue did not decrease and did not increase for 90 years.

In the thick of the young ice are many air bubbles, which scatter incoming light, so initially it - white. For many hundreds of centuries that ice melts, then freezes again, gradually pushing out the air.

Ice is heavily compacted, becoming strong and clear. At the same time it absorbs the red rays of the visible spectrum.. The longer the path light travels in ice, the more blue it appears. And the older the ice, the brighter (especially in cloudy weather) gorgeous shades of blue color...

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  • Uploaded on April 19, 2014
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    by veranik
    • Taken on 2014/04/13 19:45:20
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 19.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV