An ice cave on the face of the Grey Glacier in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile.

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This is a hdr image from one raw file created using photomatix.

Nikon D90, 18-200mm VR lens


ice cave, cave, ice, glacier, grey, torres del paine, blue, chile, patagonia, south america


  • Peter Hammer
    Peter Hammeralmost 3 years ago


  • shadowlea
    shadowleaalmost 3 years ago

    fantastic capture

  • Thanks shadowlea.

    – Peter Hammer

  • Carl Olsen
    Carl Olsenalmost 3 years ago

    Another great shot Peter! I wonder what makes the ice blue?

  • Thanks Carl. Ice absorbs red light much more than blue light so when you get light shining through ice it turns blue. Snow is a bit different as there is a lot of light scatter and trapped air so it looks much whiter but if thick enough it will also have a blue tinge to it.

    – Peter Hammer

  • Carl Olsen
    Carl Olsenalmost 3 years ago

    Aha! Thanks Peter :)

  • Peter Hammer
    Peter Hammeralmost 3 years ago

    Featured in The Silky Touch on 19 Dec 2011.

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyalmost 3 years ago

    one word…. wow!!

  • Thanks Manon. That pretty well sums up how I felt too :-)

    – Peter Hammer

  • laureen warrington
    laureen warrin...almost 3 years ago

    Amazing to see this.

  • Thanks m-mission.

    – Peter Hammer

  • Poete100
    Poete100almost 3 years ago

    Outstanding…I’d love to take my D90 there to photograph this…

  • Thanks Lorraine.

    – Peter Hammer

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 3 years ago

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    CeePhotoArtalmost 3 years ago

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  • Thanks Cee. I’ll check the challenges.

    – Peter Hammer

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