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Red substance seeping from glacier.
Date Taken:
November 26, 2006
Photograph By:
Peter Rejcek, NSF

Blood Falls seeps from the end of the Taylor Glacier into Lake Bonney. The tent at left provides a sense of scale for just how big the phenomenon is. Scientists believe a buried saltwater reservoir is partly responsible for the discoloration, which is a form of reduced iron.

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