Blue ice surfaces in glacier’s terminal lake

4:11 PM Friday Jan 14, 2011

Tourists on a boat trip in Mount Cook National Park were subject to a rare treat when a section of densely compressed blue ice at the base of an iceberg was briefly visible.

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The ice only remains blue for around two hours after it oxidises. Photo / Magic Memories

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