Red Snow Bugaboo Mountains

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Hiking around the mountains in British Columbia, Canada, I came across what I thought was quite odd – Red Snow. When I got home, I did some research and discovered that the red snow (also called watermelon snow) in the Bugaboos Purcell Mountain is a common phenomenon. This pink snow is actually algae named Chlamydormonas nivalis. The Smithsonian has a good article on the red snow if you would like to know more interesting facts.

Gear: Phase One A/S P65+ Camera, Hasselblad 50mm f/32 lens. 
Settings: Focal length 50mm; exposure 1/45 sec; f/32; ISO 50.
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