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Hubbard Glacier (Close-Up) #1

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 1 December 2015 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

A close-up view of Hubbard Glacier showing its many layers/strata. In the foreground is the waters of Yakutat Bay, with the glacier's newest face of glacial layers revealed. The black/brown staining that you can see on the glacier is actually sediment and rock that is ground to a fine powdery dirt. This is caused by the glacier's slow movement from the background to the foreground, before calving/falling into the Bay. It takes about 400 years for ice to traverse the length of the glacier, meaning that the ice at the face of the glacier is about 400 years old. The glacier routinely calves off icebergs the size of a ten-story building. Where the glacier meets the Bay, most of the ice is below the waterline, and newly calved icebergs can shoot up quite dramatically, so ships must keep their distance from the edge of the glacier.

Photo captured September 13, 2015.

NIKON D7000 1/500 second F/8.0 ISO 100 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Aminus3 Discover from United States

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29 Nov 2015 8:22am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Amazing. Thanks for sharing.

1 Dec 2015 5:44am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Couleurs douces superbes.
Merci pour les explications. )

1 Dec 2015 6:09am

Gérard from Marseille, France

The quantity of the various colors is spectacular with a very good depiction

1 Dec 2015 7:10am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Fascinating findings here . . a 'hot' topic, too.

1 Dec 2015 7:29am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Awesome view !!

1 Dec 2015 8:55am

yo from Ile de France, France

Très impressionnant ! Belles textures et couleurs !

1 Dec 2015 9:01am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Superbe ta photo!!!! j'aime beaucoup!!!

1 Dec 2015 9:18am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

A beautiful image with an informative explanation. I saw on a youtube video called, "Chasing Ice" that these glaciers are receding at an alarming rate due to global warming.

1 Dec 2015 11:40am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Fabulous photo !5*****

1 Dec 2015 11:58am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Top notch. fabulous Ice strata

1 Dec 2015 12:16pm

franz from Baden, Austria

excellent close up! i love these layers and especially the 'blue ice' !!
i hope you saw some chunks of ice crash into the sea, too !!!

1 Dec 2015 3:17pm

Robert D. Burr from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Liking the striations in the ice.

1 Dec 2015 3:34pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Good catch of different hues.

1 Dec 2015 4:00pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent shot

1 Dec 2015 4:12pm

fereshteh. from Iran

Amazing ...

1 Dec 2015 5:15pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Superb texture and colors in these layers.

1 Dec 2015 5:42pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

WOW! I adore seeing those lines. Beautiful, beautiful image

1 Dec 2015 6:07pm

Don from Spokane, United States

This cross section of the glacier is amazing. A fine picture.

1 Dec 2015 7:36pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Amazing place.

1 Dec 2015 7:45pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Good shot and interesting comments.

2 Dec 2015 12:16am

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Wonderful place. I love to be there.

2 Dec 2015 12:23am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Love that cold blue ice on the face. An outstanding photo.

2 Dec 2015 12:41am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

Wonderful textures and superb clarity to present a detailed capture of the glacier.

2 Dec 2015 1:45am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A gorgeous image. I love the blue ice. I hope it stays around for a while.

2 Dec 2015 1:48am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique ve et couche de glace quel rendu avec le bleu clair superbe.
Un très grand merci.
belle journée

2 Dec 2015 4:40am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

oh excellente

2 Dec 2015 8:10am

Jean-Louis Guianvarc'h from Valence d'Albigeois, France

Des couleurs extraordinaires!

2 Dec 2015 8:21am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Beautiful colours and textures. Interesting information you provide as well.

2 Dec 2015 8:49am