"Limestone glaciers" on Pacific island
The Madre de Dios Archipelago is one of the most humid and remote places in southern South America. A unique morphology was formed by extremely high rainfall and strong winds. Rapid carbonate solution prevents soil formation on these wind-exposed limestone rocks and vegetation is restricted to sheltered places. The vegetation-free carbonate rocks remind on glaciated areas from a distance.
Christoph Mayr (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)