The Pasterze Glacier, Grossglockner, Austria. by Colin Metcalf

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The Pasterze Glacier, Grossglockner, Austria. by 

Taken with a Kodak Easyshare CX7530.
Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro
Finished in Picasa 3

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The Pasterze, at approximately 8.4 kilometers (5.2 mi) in length, is the longest glacier in Austria and in the Eastern Alps reaching from the 3,453-metre (11,329 ft) Johannisberg to 2,100 metres (6,900 ft) above sea level. It lies within the Hohe Tauern mountain range in Carinthia, directly beneath Austria’s highest mountain, the Grossglockner. The Pasterze can be reached via the Grossglockner High Alpine Road and a funicular railway.

The length of the glacier currently decreases about 10 m (33 ft) each year. Its volume diminished by half since the first measurements in 1851.


alps, austria, glacier, grossglockner, ice, mountain, murane, pass, pasterze, snow

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  • Julesrules
    Julesrulesabout 4 years ago

    incredible – what a distance you can see here – an instant fave

  • Cheers Jules and thanks for the fave.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Phillip M. Burrow
    Phillip M. Burrowabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot!

  • Many thanks Phillip.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • JacquiK
    JacquiKabout 4 years ago

    Great shot and info Tyke.

  • Many Thanks Jacqui, Colin.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

    Great clarity, capture and composition!

  • Many thanks Ray, appreciated.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 4 years ago

    great work, well done

  • Comment and fave appreciated thanks Antanas.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • DragonflyDancer
    DragonflyDanceralmost 4 years ago

    So Beautiful Colin!

  • Thank you Sabrina greatly appreciated.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 4 years ago

    Wow, great work Colin, I find glaciers fascinating.

  • Thanks Andrea, Yes it was quite impressive.

    – Colin Metcalf

    WOBBLYMOLalmost 4 years ago

    wow fantastic shot

  • Thank you Lorraine, and thanks for the fave.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • fauselr
    fauselralmost 4 years ago

    great shot

  • Cheers Ray, much obliged to you.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • allicata
    allicataalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic, glorious shot!

  • Many thanks Allison for the kind comment and fave.

    – Colin Metcalf

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