On the Mer de Glace.

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The Mer de Glace is the third most important glacier in the Alps. This is an alpine glacier located on the north face of Mont Blanc. It is formed by the junction of three smaller glaciers: Glaciers Tacul, Leschaux and Talefre. It measures a total of 7 km long. Its thickness is about 200 m and its surface is 35 km2.

Since 2003, the glacier retreated 30 meters a year and the ice thickness has decreased by 8 to 10 meters per year

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Comments (170)

Dust... on January 30, 2013

liKe it ! amitié des pyrénées

Catherine A on January 31, 2013

georgesfeelgood, merci pour la visite et le like 73. Amicalement, Catherine.

emilyA-NO Views on March 2, 2013

Very beautiful landscape!. L. Have a nice weekend!, Emily

Catherine A on March 4, 2013

Emily, Thank you, for your visit, kind words and Like 74. Best wishes, Catherine

BertKg on August 22, 2013

Wonderful place and shot!

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Beautiful gallery also with may pictures of the French Alpes where I spent many great holidays!

favorite photographer

warm regards from Holland,

Bert

Catherine A on August 23, 2013

Bert, Thank you, for your visit, kind words and Like 76. Best wishes, Catherine

zhsv on October 21, 2013

| | | Very beautiful image !
۰• ۰ Regards from Minsk !!! zhsv

christian caffin_No … on November 8, 2013

Magnifique paysage! J'aime! Et puis au moins tu ne risques pas de manquer de glaçons pour l'apéro! ;) Amitiés, Christian

Un endroit agréable et vue magnifique, une excellente capture! YSL!! Amitié, Rodema.

Catherine A on May 3

Thank you to all my Panoramio friends for their visit, nice comment, like + YS. Best wishes, Catherine

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  • Uploaded on February 11, 2012
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    by Catherine A
    • Camera: OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO.,LTD C300Z,D550Z
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/800)
    • Focal Length: 6.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO60
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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