Kamchatka Ice Cave

December 10, 2012

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Photographer: Marc Szeglat; Marc's Web site
Summary Authors: Marc Szeglat

December 2012 Viewer's Choice The photo above shows a surreal-looking ice cave on the Kamchatka Peninsula of Russia. It was formed by a stream flowing from the hot springs associated with the Mutnovsky volcano. This stream flows beneath glacial ice on the flanks of Mutnovsky. Because glaciers on Kamchatka volcanoes have been melting in recent years, the roof of this cave is now so thin that sunlight penetrates through it, eerily illuminating the icy structures within. Photo taken on September 12, 2012.

Photo details: Camera Maker: Canon; Camera Model: Canon EOS 600D; Lens: 17-70mm; Focal Length: 17mm; Aperture: f/2.8; Exposure Time: 6.000 s; ISO equiv: 100; Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV; Metering Mode: Matrix; Exposure: program (Auto); White Balance: Auto; Flash Fired: No (enforced); Orientation: Normal; Color Space: sRGB.