Sunrise At The Valley Of The Ten Peaks

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    Day 6

    I still have a lot of photos from Glacier to upload, but I wanted to fast forward a bit to the most beautiful and memorable spot from the trip.

    Moraine Lake is the location I was anticipating more than anything on our trip. We got up extra early in order to be there for the best light and best reflections. The reflections here are beyond compare and the size of the Ten Peaks really humbles you and puts you in your place in the world. It truly is one of the most beautiful sights I will probably ever see.

    Rock "Flour"

    For those that do not know, the milky blue/turquoise color of the water is attributed to glacial or rock "flour" or silt. Over years of pressure of the 1000+ feet of ice pressing down on small rock sediment the rock is compacted into a crystalline dust that absorbs all colors but blue. This flour does not settle quickly and thus the flour is suspended in the water and reflects light back as a rich, milky blue hue. This lake and many others in glaciated areas are fed by streams and waterfalls that carry meltwater from glaciers.

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    1. iamNigelMorris 68 months ago | reply

      Superb shot. Love the detail in the mountains.
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    2. ciliegio selvatico 68 months ago | reply

      Great shot! Nice, very nice!

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    5. dusk013 68 months ago | reply

      Absolutely superb, awesome photo stream!

    6. Douglas Griffin 67 months ago | reply

      Not a lot to say about this one - it simply speaks for itself!

    7. MyAngel 27 67 months ago | reply

      Beautiful!
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    8. bobw235 67 months ago | reply

      This is amazing. Loved Moraine when we visited there three years ago. You've really captured the lake and surrounding landscape in wonderful detail. Congratulations.
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    9. Tucapel 67 months ago | reply

      This is an oft-captured scene but none have been captured better than this. Well done.

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    11. renata_souza_e_souza 66 months ago | reply

      Wonderful, nice light!

    12. Dessislava Zlateva 65 months ago | reply

      INCREDIBLE !!!!!
      INCREDIBLE photos, INCREDIBLE place .... I've lost my words ......
      may be some day I'll be there .....

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    14. Matt Champlin 62 months ago | reply

      love moraine lake - what a wonderful place

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

    16. Cole Chase Photography 43 months ago | reply

      That water is like a mirror, this photo is beyond amazing! Would love to visit here someday... will have to put it on my list!

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