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Face of Lamplugh Glacier

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 11 January 2016 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Lamplugh Glacier is an 8-mile-long glacier located in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Alaska. It leads north to its 1961 terminus in Johns Hopkins Inlet, 1.4 miles west of Ptarmigan Creek and 76 miles northwest of Hoonah. The glacier was named by Lawrence Martin of the U.S. Geological Survey around 1912 for English geologist George William Lamplugh (1859–1926), who visited Glacier Bay in 1884.

Lamplugh Glacier is roughly 160 feet high at the face, and about 3/4 mile wide. This tidewater glacier has advanced and receded significantly in the past century.

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.

Photo captured September 14, 2015.

NIKON D7000 1/90 second F/11.0 ISO 200 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Fascinating formations - fantastic location.

11 Jan 2016 5:31am

Laurette from Lonehill - Fourways, South Africa

Beautiful glacier....the colours are just magical ! Beautifully captured

11 Jan 2016 9:27am

Patrick M. from Lille, France

A splendid ice !!

11 Jan 2016 10:11am

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

Wow !!! Impressive !

11 Jan 2016 10:36am

Carol from Leamington, Canada

An excellent capture.... cool colors! (pun intended) :)

11 Jan 2016 11:55am

Harmonia from Bondues, France

Comme une multitude d'empreintes énergétiques à travers les âges... Magnifique !!

11 Jan 2016 1:43pm

Urszula from GdaƄsk, Poland

Fascinating shapes and colors :)

11 Jan 2016 6:31pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Wooow... The eye.... These shapes seem a myriad of penguins, all together and under pressure ;-)

11 Jan 2016 6:36pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Gorgeous color and patterns

11 Jan 2016 6:54pm

Gérard Flayol from France

The blue, always this fascinating blue !!!!

11 Jan 2016 7:27pm

Moridi from Tehran, Iran

Very good capture. Well done.

11 Jan 2016 7:35pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Very beautiful layers of colors and textures.

11 Jan 2016 7:35pm

Yvon from Belgium

Wow, a nice one : clap, clap, clap, ...
Have a nice week, Steven.

11 Jan 2016 8:01pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An amazing river of ice. Stunning colors.

11 Jan 2016 9:44pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A gorgeous image. I love the color. It is still appears massive even though it is shrinking. It must have been amazing just to see it!

11 Jan 2016 10:36pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Beautiful close up niew, i like the colors of the ice.

11 Jan 2016 10:39pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Oups : "view". :-)

11 Jan 2016 10:39pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

this is absolutely beautiful !

11 Jan 2016 10:42pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States


12 Jan 2016 1:37am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is another wonderful shot.

12 Jan 2016 4:30am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle glace la couleur bleue claire fabuleux.

12 Jan 2016 4:49am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


12 Jan 2016 2:35pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran


13 Jan 2016 5:48pm

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