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Photos of the day: Glacial melting

Friday, September 7, 2012

Did you know that Colombia has not one, not two, but 7 – SEVEN – glaciers??  Another surprise from Colombia. We visited one on a fun day tour from Manizales, and it was amazing to go from the lush green coffee region to a barren, moon-like world at 4800 meters – that’s 15,748 feet – in just a couple of hours.  Above is a mossy patch fed by melting glacial ice. We stopped to take a drink of the pure, ancient water, whose source is the glacier below.

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  1. Friday, September 7, 2012 10:15 am

    Wow, that first photo is stunning. The texture and variety of green! And the starkness of the yellow building in the second, against the gray land and blue sky is amazing.

  2. Friday, September 7, 2012 11:45 am

    That green is electric! Kermit would be jealous!

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