Photography by Ian Cameron
Volcanic Ice, Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, Scotland, sombre, dusk, frozen, lochans, moor, ice, formations, peat hags, snow, sh photo

Volcanic Ice   Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, Scotland

A sombre afternoon turned to dusk  over frozen Rannoch moor and it's multitude of lochans.  I trekked out over a frozen moor to see if I could find some interesting ice formations and duly found this frozen ice volcano amidst snow dappled peat hags beneath a steely blue twilight sky.  At some time the water underneath the ice sheet had lowered in height and left an air gap which the ice sheet failed to support.  A wooden snag became the new high point on the ice sheet and a dome of ice formed into a fractured cone. 

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