Big Four Ice Caves, Cascade Range, Washington
Avalanches leave piles of ice here at the base of Big Four Mountain, forming the lowest glacier in the country. Meltwater carves out these ice caves. The blue color appears where the ice is densely packed and has few air bubbles. The ice absorbs much more of the light in the red part of the spectrum, leaving the blue colors. I loved the way the small fall of water bisected the scene. Taken with a telephoto lens from outside the caves; they are dangerous to enter.
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