Glacial Milk

Posted: January 15, 2013 in HDR, Nikon D90, Washington

Glacial Melt

The melt water from the glaciers on Mt. Rainier, cascades down streams filled with these smooth looking stones. As it makes its way down from the very top, the force of the water picks up smaller stones and viciously slams them against other stones, chipping away even smaller fragments. These fragments slam against other stones, and on and on, until the smallest fragment of stone becomes so small it resembles powder. This stone powder mixes with the water to make the stream look off-white in color. Because of the color, the water is referred to as glacial milk.

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  1. A beautiful shot, fantastic composition.

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