Warming light

The warm glow of the Sun glints over the Licancabur volcano , close to the ALMA site. The ice figures in the ground are called "penitentes", a curious natural phenomenon found in high-altitude regions. They are thin spikes of hardened snow or ice, with sharp edges pointing towards the Sun, reaching heights from a few centimetres up to several metres

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Id:licancabur-sunrise1
Type:Photographic
Release date:23 April 2013, 11:40
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Name:Chajnantor
Type:• X - Chile

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