Friday, July 31, 2015

Icebergs and Glaciers, Alaskan Vacation: July 28-29, 2015

We motored past Sum Dum Glacier in the Endicott Arm finding spectacular icebergs along the way as we journeyed toward the South Dawes Glacier. One iceberg with lots of jutting points provided a handy perch for a large group of Glaucous-Winged Gulls.

In the distance we could see the deep, deep blue of a large iceberg. At close range, it did not disappoint.

Each face of the glacier had a different texture and shade of blue.

Threading our way through icebergs and frequent waterfalls, we finally arrived at the face of South Dawes Glacier.

To provide a sense of the scale of this glacier face, the above photo shows a boat anchored between some of the smaller icebergs and the face of South Dawes Glacier.

Leaving the glacier behind, the surrounding mountains looked like polished metal sculptures in the overcast light. The mountains took on a monochrome look while the glaciers remained an otherworldly blue.

Magical day!

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