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This is a view from Cerro Toco at 5600 mt with penitentes below.
Penitentes are snow formations found at high altitudes. They take the form of elongated, thin blades of hardened snow or ice, closely spaced and pointing towards the general direction of the sun.
The name comes from the resemblance of a field of penitentes to a crowd of kneeling people doing penance. The formation evokes the tall, pointed habits and hoods worn by brothers of religious orders in the Processions of Penance during Spanish Holy Week. In particular the brothers' hats are tall, narrow, and white, with a pointed top.
These spires of snow and ice grow over all glaciated and snow-covered areas in the Dry Andes above 4,000 metres. They range in size from a few centimetres to over 5 metres.

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  • Copyright: federico ce (federico) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 456 W: 0 N: 553] (4949)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2017-11-20
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposition: f/1.4, 1/32 secondes
  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2017-12-28 13:23
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