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Kilimanjaro - The Southern Icefields spotted with ice penitents. In the back, Mount Meru.The gravelly terrain holds a spectacular gem: a glacier with ice cliffs that rise like cathedral walls and delicate ice fins that are 30 feet high. The idea of an ice-capped peak on the equator once seemed so incredible that it was disbelieved. ''People claimed the white top was caused by clouds - or even salt,'' Brownstein says. Now, however, this glacier has lost nearly 85 percent of its mass and could disappear in 10 years, according to Hardy. He attributes the change mainly to a lack of precipitation above the cloud layer; global warming could also be a factor, but he says more study is necessary to determine this.
(september 2003)

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edouetAmazing !!!

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Je reviens juste du Kili, et je dois avouer que ta collection de photos de glaciers est tout simplement ahurissante; qualité irréprochable des clichés, superbes compositions, couleurs parfaite, j'en suis jaloux !



Encore bravo.
Posted Feb 8, 2005 1:45 pm

HuberschwillerRe: Amazing !!!

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Merci pour tes éloges ! Voilà plus d'un an déjà que j'ai été au sommet et je n'arrive pas à oublier cette aventure, cette longue quête dans la brume en direction du sommet, ces couchers de soleil, où enfin le Kili se découvre, la nuit de l'assaut depuis Barafu... et enfin l'exaltation du sommet ! Bien acclimaté, j'ai eu la chance de pouvoir me concentrer sur la photo. Il s'agit d'images numériques, 6 M de pixels, appareil Nikon avec objectif de 200 mm.

Jean-Louis
Posted Feb 8, 2005 4:01 pm

bongsunkeeunbelievable!

bongsunkee

Voted 10/10

very nice capture, Huberschwiller...
regards
Posted Sep 4, 2007 2:11 pm

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HuberschwillerSubmitted by Huberschwiller
on Oct 18, 2003 5:47 am

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