Glacier-polished rocks

Glacier-polished rocks

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Credit: DR JUERG ALEAN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Glacier-polished rocks. Glacier-polished (striated) rocks (upper centre) seen in front of Rhone glacier in the Swiss Alps. A new glacial lake (lower centre) is forming as a result of the glacier melting. Photographed in 2008.

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