Penitentes

ESO Photo Ambassador, Babak Tafreshi, shows penitentes (ice formations) at the southern end of the Chajnantor plain in Chile. Penitentes are a snow formation found at high altitudes. They take the form of tall thin blades of hardened snow or ice, closely spaced with the blades oriented towards the general direction of the Sun.

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Id:uhd_01_aec_166
Type:Photographic
Release date:22 January 2014, 15:48
Size:4256 x 2832 px

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Name:Chajnantor, Photo Ambassador
Type:• Unspecified : People
• X - People and Events
• X - Chile

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