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Cracking ice with blue water

The blue water in Brekkavatnet in contrast to the cracked ice.


The blue color is due to reflection from very small grain particles, and is typic for mountain lakes in the district. Blue lakes are always very cold, because they get their water from glacier.


It is the same phenomenon that gives larger lakes and fjords close to glaciers a sharp, green color, but here the particles are larger and much more plentiful.


Mountain lake (1000 m asl) in Sykkylven, above Velleseterdalen.

Sunnmøre Norway Norge

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Taken on July 24, 2009