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Photo taken at Solheimajokull Glacier, in Southern Iceland.

At this place a tongue of the glacier is accessible, and is a stop on many of the tourist trips from Reykjavik.

As this is the end of the glacier, it starts to break up al little, forming cracks and crevices - some large enough to get into.

This photos was taken maybe about 2 metres inside the glacier, with perhaps about 5 metres of ice above the crevice. At the bottom of the picture you can se the smooth base of rock which the glacier is sliding over and eroding as it passes. The "walls" are all solid ice, including the bit on the middle left, which looks like rock but is in fact ice carrying grit and rock it has eroded. As you can see the rest of the ice is completely clear and pure, due to being held in the glacier for thousands of years.

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