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Blood Falls, Antarctica
Blood Falls, Antarctica
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Blood Falls is an outflow of an iron oxide-tainted plume of saltwater, occurring at the tongue of the Taylor Glacier onto the ice-covered surface of West Lake Bonney in the Taylor Valley of the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Victoria Land, East Antarctica. The concentration of rust originates from a rare microbial colony that was sealed off for around 2 million years.

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Posted by Nova on February 11, 2011 at 9:13 am
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Posted by Tibor on February 11, 2011 at 9:29 am
Very nice. Indeed it looks very much like blood.
Posted by nova on February 11, 2011 at 7:23 pm
That little colourful object in the bottom left is a tent (just so you sense the scale).
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