Green Ice

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Marmolada with its glacier (view from Passo di Falzarego), The Dolomites, Italy

Here is a new addition to my ice series: The Marmolada glacier. As all the snow melted away one can see the blank glacier ice with its typical green to blue color. The Marmolada is a mountain range in the Dolomites (Italy).  Its highest peak is called Punta Penia (3’343 m), the highest mountain of the Dolomites.

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A mountain range that started as tropical sea: The Dolomites

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The Three Pinnacles, The Dolomites, Italy

In comparison to other mountain ranges in the world the Dolomites stand out as pretty unique: The variety of structures and shapes including peaks, towers, needles, pinnacles, plaetaus, layers, gorges, lakes and many more mirror the dramatic geologic history of this area that started about 280 million years ago.

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Vulcanos in the Mediterranean Sea

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Vulcano Island

Wherever tectonic plates meet there is volcanic activity as in the Mediterranean sea where the northward-moving African plate meets the Eurasian plate. Sicily has the Etna and northward in the Tyrrhenian Sea there are the Liapri Islands with Vulcano, Stromboli and 5 other islands. Today I’d like to share 3 shots from 3 different vulcanos.

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