Jun 21, 2012

Picture of the Day: An Illuminated Snow Tunnel in Russia

 

AN ILLUMINATED SNOW TUNNEL IN RUSSIA

 

picture at the start of a 1km long snow tunnel with person facing camera lighting up the tunnel with a fire torch

Photograph by Michael Zelensky

 

In this incredible photograph by Michael Zelensky, we see the entrance to an amazing snow tunnel that’s almost a kilometer long. Michael says the tunnel is located under snow fields in the deep ravines at the end of the summer thaw (translated from Russian, may not be exact). Apparently it is fairly close to the nearby Mutnovsky Volcano in southern Kamchatka, Russia. The person holding the torch is a nice touch and really helps to illuminate the awesome texture of the snow tunnel. Although I really hope the heat from that torch doesn’t put them at risk of any type of tunnel collapse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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