Friday, August 20, 2010

Seward – Kenai Fjords Glaciers – capturing the “moment”

Our boat tour took us into Kenai Fjords NP and to the face of Aialik Glacier. Aialik is 1 mile across and 1700 feet high.


Words can not do justice to the enormous size and “other worldly” presence of the glaciers.



This tour boat in front of the glacier gives you some idea of the massive size. We were 1/4 mile away from the face of the glacier.


The water in front of the glacier was thick with ice.


A big part of glacier watching is silent anticipation – listening for the tell-tale “crack” of the ice that accompanies “calving”, the splitting off of a piece of the glacier. As the glacier calves, ice and snow pour from the face of the glacier. We watched quite a few calvings  from Aialik Glacier, but they are  difficult to catch on film.  We managed to photo several of them.



1 comment:

  1. I want to see that for myself so badly. It looks absolutely amazing in pictures so I can't even imagine what it's like in person.