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Pastoruri Glacier with proglacial lake
WI_pe071.jpg Cordillera Blanca  |  Pastoruri Glacier with proglacial lakeThumbnailsPanoramic view of Glaciar Pastoruri

Panoramic view of the proglacial environment at approx. 5000 m asl. Glaciar Pastoruri (left background) has experienced an accelerated degree of retreat during the previous years, so that the chunk of ice in the central background of the image has become isolated from the main glacier tongue. In 1970 the area of the proglacial lake shown in the foreground was still occupied by the glacier.

Monday 24 July 2017 by Martin Mergili in South America / Peru (1297 visits)