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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 — Portage Glacier Favorites


Frozen in Time

Frozen in Time

Below is today’s gallery of Portage Glacier favorites.  I hope you enjoyed this brief stop on our Alaskan tour.

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Cruising Portage Lake and Getting Close to Portage Glacier


Statues of Ice

Statues of Ice (310mm)

The MV Ptarmigan gets very close to Portage Glacier, much closer that the Norwegian Sun got to either Margerie or Hubbard.

Beautiful blues

Beautiful blues (330mm)

This proximity allows for some spectacular closeups of glacial ice and its incredible bluish tints.

Beautiful blues

Beautiful blues (330mm)

Just how close did we get?  Most of the photos below were taken at the 35mm equivalent of between 150 and 200mm.  Some were shot at an equivalent of 330mm, and only one was taken at my Panasonic FZ1000’s maximum zoom range of 400mm.  Yeah, we got that close.  Below is today’s gallery.  Click to enlarge and begin the slide show.

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