Pingo National Landmark near Tuktoyaktuk

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Timothy K on February 4, 2011

A pingo, also called a hydrolaccolith, is a mound of earth-covered ice found in the Arctic and subarctic that can reach up to 70 metres (230 ft) in height and up to 600 m (2,000 ft) in diameter. The term originated as the Inuvialuktun word for a small hill. A pingo is a periglacial landform, which is defined as a nonglacial landform or process linked to colder climates. They are essentially formed by ground ice which develops during the winter months as temperatures fall.[1][2][3] The plural form is "pingos".

Great photo, a comprehensive comment. I can not ask you to allow him to demonstrate his lectures to students geographers. Sincerely, Andrew Domaranskyy. Ukraine.

Timothy K on May 20, 2011

Thank you for the comments Andrew!! I hope that you enjoyed my gallery and please come back to visit! Cheers from Winnipeg // Tim

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 16, 2010
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    by Timothy K
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX Optio 550
    • Taken on 2006/06/06 06:33:13
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/212)
    • Focal Length: 32.50mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash