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Morteratsch Glacier
21-JUN-2013

Morteratsch Glacier

The glacier is the largest by area and the third largest by volume of any glacier within this mountain range. It descends for 2,000 metres from the accumulation zone, which lies on the Italian border, and stretches along an estimated 7 kilometre path. The accumulation zone is located below the ridges between the mountains of Bernina (4,049 m), Argient (3,954 m), Zupo (3,996 m) and the Bella Vista Ridge which form part of the main watershed between Switzerland and Italy. The Morteratsch Glacier is overlooked by the Morteratsch Mountain (3,751 m) and is joined just south of a rocky outcrop known as Isla Persa, by the Pers Glacier, which flows from an accumulation zone between the mountains of Palu (3,900 m) and Cambrena (3,606 m). The Morteratsch Glacier is a typical valley glacier and flows from its southern accumulation zone to the north where the tongue of the glacier terminates in a small stream and a large moraine field. The melt-water stream from the glacier drains into the Inn River.

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MarcViskens18-Aug-2013 19:02
excellent shot José
marc
Yiannis Pavlis08-Aug-2013 04:25
Love glaciers !! Beautiful shot.V
Sandy Rich06-Aug-2013 16:44
Great shot especially with all the whites and you still brought out so much detail.
lucanton06-Aug-2013 15:55
Impressionnant, belle prise! V
Ika Zinka Eferl06-Aug-2013 15:41
Awesome textures , nice lighting!*V*
Carol Rollins06-Aug-2013 13:12
This is an amazing image and information. Thanks for sharing.
Jim Coffman06-Aug-2013 12:37
Great capture,Jose! The power of nature is awesome.
Stephanie06-Aug-2013 12:16
Amazing! V
Patricia Kay06-Aug-2013 10:47
Amazing to see Jose...A wonderful image...BV
Brian with an Eye06-Aug-2013 10:45
Powerful and irresistible force.
Carl H. Johnson06-Aug-2013 10:31
Did you get to walk on this glacier?
Graeme06-Aug-2013 10:27
Wonderful composition but I feel cold just looking at it, Jose lol... Great shot!! BV
Irene Wehrli06-Aug-2013 09:11
Wow - cool shot, could be in Alaska..
Irene
laine06-Aug-2013 08:05
A most impressive view...looks very cool!!
Yvonne06-Aug-2013 08:00
So spectacular, a superb shot Jose! v
Frank Tran06-Aug-2013 04:49
Very interesting! V+
Gerard Koehl06-Aug-2013 04:37
Superbe. V
hge5406-Aug-2013 04:30
Powerful image and information. V
beingme06-Aug-2013 03:39
Oh wow! Very impressive! V
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