15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Cracks in the Glass

It was a bright Spring day after a couple weeks of unusually warm days. The hike to Lake of Glass in Rocky Mountain National Park was a long slog through sticky snow. When arriving at the lake above an icy waterfall, the effort to get there is quickly forgotten. The lake is starting to melt so extreme caution is warranted to even skirt the edges and to creep out to capture the cracks in this beautiful lake.

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Date Taken: 03.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Estes Park, Colorado, United States of America
Copyright: © Rob Lantz