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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Kamilutka (8105) 2014-06-26 5:34
impressive view and especially well presented in this tighter framing. I like the rough edges of the glacier and rugged mountains behind it. The colors, very cold and muted go very well with the whole scene enhancing its beauty.
Thanks for sharing
dkmurphys (55837) 2014-06-26 7:11
Impressive shapes of the ice. I like this image a lot, well seen.
lousat (87100) 2014-06-26 9:08
Hi Tiffany,a great spectacle made by nature,water,cold and....your hands! Magnificent capture of these ice sculptures in the best exposure and with great sharpness,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Silvio1953 (136633) 2014-06-26 12:38
Ciao Tiffany, great view of fantastic glacier, excellent clarity, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
photoray (13725) 2014-06-27 10:56
Fine sight, an ocean glacier confronting the sea, and appearing in its jumble ready to calve.
Though difficult to measure the immense size without a human presence or boat.
Thanks for sharing,
abmdsudi (50440) 2014-06-27 19:28
That is so spectacular, now and again natures provides us with sights to treasure, with the blueish tone to catch the eye and well done for having the presence of mind to press the button and not just sit there in awe. Superb unbelievably immense, a sight of a lifetime but have been quite scary too if all that ice collapsed into the water! This is is amazing catch! Congrats, tfs
COSTANTINO (62627) 2014-06-27 22:13
Hello dear friend
what a beautiful megalicious shot
what could I say for this phenomenon?
that here we have a view especially
welldone and wellseen
ikeharel (67153) 2014-06-28 6:56
Interersting note ablout the fascinating nature's phenomenon, the glacier is impressive and 25 story high - but we can't comprehend this, unless written, no external element to give scale upon.
Yet, marvelousely taken the photo, clear details all across pic. space, and contrast by the bare mountain slope behind.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
Cricri (115519) 2014-06-28 11:12
Une beauté naturel et impressionnante de ces formations de glace, tel des sculptures, bonne netteté et lumière
nikkitta (17066) 2014-06-28 16:23
There are also glaciers at the south of Argentina, very similar to this one,did all have this eye catching pale blue color?
Cheers and tfs
jemaflor (93187) 2014-07-09 22:46
great view with this glacier, light is perfect, I like the blue tone of the ice and the contrast with the dark rocks in the BG, well framed.
Waylim (25484) 2014-07-14 14:10
Beautiful shot of the glacier. It is not easy to capture the calving, it happen so fast and by the time you hear it and looking to find where it is, it is already in the water. and all you see is the end of it. Regardless, I think this is a great shot and the weather was good. I also encountered some really bad weather up there and it was expected. Last year's was the warmest they ever has, so I was consider lucky.
- Copyright: Tiffany Liu (Oceania) (5202)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-06-01
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: CANON EOS 6D
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/400 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Alaska & British Columbia
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-26 5:25