Outlook from the Ice Cage.1640m"Eisriesenwelt" in Salzburg,Austria

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The Tennengebirge mountains were formed during the late Tertiary period, during the Würm glaciation period of the Pleistocene. The mountain range, one of the massifs in the Austrian Alps, is the largest karst plateau in the Salzburger Alps, and the Eisriesenwelt is located at the rim of this plateau. Although the cave has a length of 42 km, only the first kilometer, the area that tourists are allowed to visit, is covered in ice. The rest of the cave is formed of limestone. Eisriesenwelt was formed by the Salzach river, which eroded passageways into the mountain. The ice formations in the cave were formed by thawing snow which drained into the cave and froze during winter.[3] Since the entrance to the caves is open year-round, chilly winter winds blow into the cave and freeze the snow inside. In summer, a cold wind from inside the cave blows toward the entrance and prevents the formations from melting.

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Comments (100)

jean pierre estephan on October 31, 2012

makes me want to be there

Mario.J Alp-art on November 1, 2012

That´s nice jean pierre estephan!

It´s very easy to visit for tourist.

Thank you very much!

Best Regards from Austria,Mario

vale979 on November 16, 2012

A successful frame for the beautiful valley outside, lk!

Cheers, valerio

Mario.J Alp-art on November 16, 2012

Thank you very much Valerio!!

Best Regards from Austria,Mario

Stathis Chionidis on November 30, 2012

Fantastische Kulissen in deiner galerie mein freund.Super aufnahmen.Bravissimo.YS+LIKE.Stathis

Mario.J Alp-art on November 30, 2012

Vielen Dank für deinen Besuch in meiner Galerie,netten Kommentar und YsL


Beste Grüße aus Tirol,Mario

Javier Mañana on December 30, 2012

Espectacular el punto de vista, buen trabajo de color. - Saludos desde Uruguay. - Javier.

Volkert Weidl on January 5, 2013

Ansprechende Bildgestaltung und Farben, ♥ & ✰! Schöne Grüße vom Mittelrhein, Volkert

Mario.J Alp-art on January 10, 2013

Vielen Dank für euren Besuch in meiner Gallerie,netten Kommentar und Like &Fav

Javier Manana


Volkert Weidl

Beste Grüße aus Österreich,Mario

Seima I on March 30, 2013

Artistic photo!! Great work!


Greetings from Japan,SEIMA

Mario.J Alp-art on March 30, 2013

Thank you very much for your visit,kind words and Like


Best Regards from Austria,Mario

CHO PIGU on April 22, 2013

Beautiful shot very fascinating!!

ちょぴぐ Greetings from Japan。

Mario.J Alp-art on May 9, 2013

Thank you very much ちょぴぐ!!

Best Regards,Mario

Ijaz Ahmad Mughal on May 19, 2013

Impressive perspective,Beautiful composition. Like,,,Best greetings from Ijaz Ahmad

Mario.J Alp-art on May 21, 2013

Thank you very much for your visit,kind words and Like

Ijaz Ahmad

Best Regards from Austria,Mario

dziwnowik on October 4, 2013

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ GOLDEN STAR ♥ LIKE ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

♥ ♥ ♥ greetings from Poland , Peter ♥ ♥ ♥

add to group 7 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Mario.J Alp-art on October 4, 2013

Thank you very much for your visit and YSL


Best Greetings from Tirol,Mario

Frode Iversen on November 3, 2013

Very nice shot and framing! Like! Greetings from Norway. Frode.

Else Husen on November 3, 2013

Beatiful - beatiful

Greetings from denmark

Else H.

Mario.J Alp-art on December 1, 2013

Thank you so much for your visit,kind words and Like



Else H.

My best Regards from Tirol,Mario

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 6, 2012
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    by Mario.J Alp-art
    • Camera: Canon EOS 1000D
    • Taken on 2012/08/15 12:37:05
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/14.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash