Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - About to embark on a journey in the ice an explorer traverses over a pool of water leaving the daylight behind inside a moulin on the Gorner glacier in Switzerland the second largest glacial system in the Alps. by natgeo
Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - An Italian explorer traverses through a canyon avoiding deep cold water below a thin unstable crust of ice inside a moulin on the Gorner glacier Switzerland. Progress is often slow when the floor is dangerously unstable like here. This was the first of many glacier caves we descended during our recent expedition to the area. More to follow... by natgeo
Photo by @Shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - The rate at which a glacier moves is influenced by water lubricating the underside between ice and the bedrock. Pictured here, an Italian explorer rappels down a 15m (50ft) vertical drop inside the Gorner glacier, in Switzerland that was created by surface meltwater carving its route through the ice to the base.
Photo by @mattiasklumofficial Travelers enjoying a swim in the "Blue Lagoon" on Iceland. The warm waters are rich in minerals like sulfur and silica and soaking in the Blue Lagoon is reputed to help some people suffering from skin diseases such as psoriasis. Go to @mattiasklumofficial to see another image from this amazing manmade geothermal attraction! The water temperature is very agreeable in the actual bathing and swimming area of the lagoon it averages 3739 C (99102 F). The Blue…
Photo by @michaelclarkphoto // The Alps rising steeply above the alpine village of Chamonix France. Shown in this image are the Glacier du Plan the Aiguille de Blaitiere and the Dent du Caiman all shrouded in clouds. #chamonix #France #alps by natgeotravel
Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - Sunlight finds its way past icicles and illuminates ripples in the ice highlighting flow marks in the wall of this meandering passage. We have reached the end of our expedition on the Gorner glacier in Switzerland exploring moulins and glacier caves. We've tried to get a better understanding of how these features form and to what effect they have on the speed of the glacier as it moves down towards Zermatt. by natgeo #IFTTT #Instagram #SmartMobileGear
Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - Perched on a triangular shaped aluminium platform several hundred feet above the floor of the great chamber in El Cenote (cave) in the Italian Dolomites the laser scanning team carry out one final scan of the upper section of the giant shaft. From my lofty position a little ways above I watch with bated breath as they carefully fix into position the very expensive high precision instrument without dropping anything. The 3D scan from up here will tie in…