Sawyer Glacier in Alaska

Prior to visiting Alaska I had seen plenty of glaciers but always in mountain regions. I had never seen a Glacier that flowed out to water. About 72 km's from Juneau is Tracy Arm fjord. 48 km long and with one-fifth of it's area covered in ice as well as, during the summer, it has … Continue reading Sawyer Glacier in Alaska

Blue ice in Tracy Arm Alaska

Ice calving is the breaking off of big chunks of ice at the edge of a glacier. It is the sudden release and breaking away of a mass of ice and often makes a huge cracking noise. This is a close up of floating piece of ice that had only moments before come away from … Continue reading Blue ice in Tracy Arm Alaska