Avalanche Lake Beach - Glacier National Park

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The beach at Avalanche Lake, in Glacier National Park. Captured as a 5-exposure HDR and seen here with moderate tone mapping.

The crazy color of the water is actually very faithful to what was present in the scene. Like most of Glacier's alpine lakes, this one consists of glacial runoff and the large amount of sediment in the water gives it this color. The color actually changes from green to blue to turquoise and back - all right in front of you while you watch!

For those who have never been to this area, I think mtnguyd would agree with me in saying it is truly one of the 'Last Best Places on Earth'. Go before all of the glaciers melt!

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John F Hark, Mtnguyd, Jakeyz_63, and 108 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. ZhenPanda 71 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Glacier National Park, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  2. zuzanix 70 months ago | reply

    lovely picture

  3. tony888vo 69 months ago | reply

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  8. Tony Carlos Br 67 months ago | reply

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  9. pks_56_pks 66 months ago | reply

    Viewed 8,589 times now
    and removed from the group Views 3000 (Limits 3000 to 3499). You may post it to Views 8000. Thank you. (Moderator)

  10. jlmccoy 64 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The HDR Emporium, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  11. jlmccoy 64 months ago | reply

    Very Nice..................

  12. Lorley 63 months ago | reply

    omg.. i love this..

    so stressed out.. i SO WISH I WAS THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Dream A Little Designs 62 months ago | reply

    Planning a trip there soon, this has really got me so excited! Thanks!

  14. Dream A Little Designs 62 months ago | reply

    Planning a trip there soon, this has really got me so excited! Thanks!

    I would love to feature this photo on my blog called Discovering the Artist Within. I post my art as well as others and team it with quotes,poetry and verse that inspires others to live a creative life! If you sell your work I would be happy to post a link as well. Come visit.

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  15. Terenacious 46 months ago | reply

    Great pic ! i want to go to montana so bad !!!

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