Monday, June 23, 2008

Margerie Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska

I took this panaromic picture of the Margerie Glacier on our recent trip to Alaska.

The Margerie Glacier is an excellent example of a tide-water glacier, a glacier that extends into a body of water. It is hard to appreciate the scale of the picture. The Margerie Glacier's height is 250 feet. The glacier also extends another 100 feet below the water line. By comparison, the Statue of Liberty is 307 feet tall. The glacier is 1 miles wide!


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