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Watermelon Snow by Tamas Bakos

Photographic Prints

Small (8.0" x 9.9")


The tarn of Isabelle Glacier, Indian Peaks Wilderness, Colorado (USA). During summer, red algae grow on the snow surface. Camera: Nikon D50.

Featured in Snow! Glorious Snow!!: March, 2009.

Featured in Made By Nature: June, 2010.

Featured in Lakes and Inland Waterways: March, 2014.


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  • Bruce  Dickson
    Bruce Dicksonabout 5 years ago

    Nice subtle abstract feeling shot, good title

  • Thank you Bruce! As for the title, it is not my invention. This is a semi-official term for these algae. They are toxic by the way. So, don’t eat the pink snow!

    – Tamas Bakos

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesalmost 2 years ago

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartabout 1 month ago

    21st March 2014

    Gorgeous work Tamas! Please click here to visit your featured images showcase page.

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