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One Last Glimpse of Alaska and Her Glaciers


Today I present my longest (10:45) and most ambitious video to date.  In order you’ll see:

  • 0:20 Mark — Margerie Glacier in Glacier Bay, includes:
    • An impressive ice calving event at the 1:50 mark and another at 2:02
  • 2:15 Mark — Images of the Norwegian Sun transiting Glacier Bay with additional glaciers
  • 3:42 Mark — Norwegian Sun’s sunset transit past the majestic mountains of Wrangell – St. Elias National Park with stunning images of snow-capped mountains bathed in the reddish glow of a setting sun
  • 4:22 Mark — Hubbard Glacier, includes:
    • A column of ice probably close to 200 feet/60 meters tall breaking off from the glacier and crashing into Disenchantment Bay at 6:18
  • 8:20 Mark — Portage Glacier

Beginning next week I’ll return to our Chile-to-Los Angeles cruise.  You’ll recall we got sidetracked with Alaska following my presentation of the Costa Rican jungle.  We’ll take up with our next stop on that voyage — Nicaragua.

As for this week’s remaining blog post, it’s a Fun Firearm Friday with a look at another historic firearm.

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Fun Photo Friday — Hubbard Glacier Favorites


Falling Ice along a six-mile wide glacial wall

Falling Ice along a six-mile wide glacial wall

Today I present some of my favorite photos of the Hubbard Glacier.  Here’s today’s slide show:

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Norwegian Sun Continues at Hubbard Glacier


Mount Seattle in background — 10,070 feet/3,069 meters

Mount Seattle in background — 10,070 feet/3,069 meters

Hubbard Glacier is an active, advancing sheet of ice.  Icebergs breaking off the face of Hubbard Glacier and crashing into Disenchantment Bay can exceed ten stories.  You’ll see a video I took of one such event next week.

Wall of Blue

Wall of Blue

The ice at the face of Hubbard Glacier took some 400 years to arrive here, much of it originating some 76 miles/122 kilometers away from its present location.

Hubbard Glacier

Hubbard Glacier

This primary source for Hubbard Glacier is an ice field just west of Mount Walsh in the Kluane National Park and Reserve in neighboring Canada.

Hubbard Glacier

Hubbard Glacier

On this week’s Fun Photo Friday I’ll present some of my favorite views of Hubbard Glacier and Disenchantment Bay.  Until then, here’s today’s slide show:

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