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In Tarr Inlet, at the Alaska/Canada border, two notable glaciers meet—Margerie and Grand Pacific. Margerie, on the Alaska side, is pristine white and very active, calving frequently. Speaking of calving, it is the breaking off of chunks of ice and dropping into the water. Making a big splash, it is often accompanied by a loud thunder-like sound. This was the show everybody on the cruise ship waiting for. The Volendam stopped in front of the Margerie Glacier for one hour. I captured several smaller calvings, but missed the big one.

The wall of the Margerie Glacier is 25-storey high. Because the Volendam was miles far away, I did not feel that much. Two days earlier, in Juneau (Alaska), I was actually riding on a helicopter and landed on the top of another glacier (Mendenhall Glacier). It was totally a different experience.

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