Already a member? Sign In
Tidal water Glacier - SW Alaska
Submitted: Sep 03, '08
Great Travel Moment
This picture is taken as close as safety would allow of the face of a tidal water glacier. Note the variation of the shades of blue as you start at the bottom at sea water and work your way up the face. The shades represent the pressure as the glacier was formed, the darker the shade the more pressure was produced in forming the glacier. I did not realize until returning from my wilderness cruise how the SW Alaskan rain forest tugs at you very heart. Looking at this picture I can feel the frigid August air as we moved closer to the glacier face. The moaning of the ice shifting, the overpowering size, and the variations of blue that made you feel immersed into a blue rock crystal. I remember snapping this picture with heavy gloves on only to discover shortly after my camera locked up due to the temperature as we approached the glacier.