The Pasterze glacier below Grossglockner
by Gerrit de Rooij, Helmholtz Centre for Env. Res. - UFZ, Halle (Saale), Germany
The Pasterze glacier is the largest glacier in the Eastern Alps. It winds below Grossglockner and originates from the slopes of Johannisberg, visible in the background. The glacier shrinks by several tens of meters every year, and although still impressive, is less majestic than it once was. In summer, the crevasses are exposed, and the meltwater can be heard roaring deep below.
Gerrit de Rooij (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)