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  • Wednesday, May 15, 2013

    Photo: Grinnell Lake

    Grinnell Lake, Glacier National Park

    I took these photos in 2012 in Glacier National Park.

    THE STORY BEHIND THE PHOTO...

    In the heart of Glacier National Park, beyond the waterfall and over the ridge, is Grinnell Glacier. While slowly migrating and freezing and thawing, it grinds against the rock and generates silt-sized particles called glacial flour. As the glacier melts, this glacial flour gets suspended in the water then flows over the falls and into Grinnell Lake, turning what would have been an ordinary mountain lake into this turquoise gem tucked away in the mountains.