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Shirley Tree
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When Things Fall Apart
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Couple in Salt Lake Turkey
Goats in the dark
Ophrys tenthrendinifera
Star trails over Mt Kanchendzonga
Salt Lake, Turkey
Feeding the Masses
LAKE PUKAKI AND MOUNT AORAKI
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Elena's tree frog
Cappadocia Goreme Valley, view from the balloon
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Give me five
Sleeping on the bus.
Goreme Valley, Cappadocia, Turkey
12th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
LAKE PUKAKI AND MOUNT AORAKI

Lake Pukaki is a large (178.7 km²) alpine lake (532 m. above sea level), created when the terminal moraines of receding glaciers blocked its respective valley, forming this huge moraine-dammed lake. The water from the melting glacier gives to the lake its distinctive blue color, created by glacial flour, the extremely finely ground rock particles from the glaciers. The glacier that feed the lake descends from Aoraki/Mount Cook the highest (3,754 m.) mountain of New Zealand.

TAGS: Coast, Glacier, Lake, Mountains, New Zealand, Peak, Snow, Summit, Water

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Date Taken: 11.2012
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