Instagram - lwpetersen photography

Photos dedicated to square prints as seen on my Instagram page. Follow me at https://www.instagram.com/lwpetersen/

Powered by SmugMug Log In
Light Hits the Clouds - Watching Snow Melt

Light Hits the Clouds - Watching Snow Melt

Black Rapids Glacier in the Alaska Range
Maybe you can make out some reddish streaks in the snow in the foreground. That's called "watermelon snow", or "blood snow", pinkish algae that grow in many alpine environments. The pigment protects it from the intense UV radiation here.

alaskaalaska rangeblack rapidsglaciericemountainssnowspring