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Glacier Bay, Alaska

We entered and cruised up Glacier Bay in Alaska with the primary purpose of seeing the magnificent Margerie Glacier.  It extends about 21 miles upstream, and is approximately 1 mile across at the waterline.  It usually calves at least once an hour, and bright sunny days result in abundant activity.  I didn't take any video, but you can clearly see the face crumbling in the shot above.  Totally impressive.

The blue ice is very visible, as are lines of sediment.

Some of the larger icebergs become a convenient resting place for various critters!

Near the mouth of the inlet, marine mammals abound, like the pods of humpback whales we saw.  See the fluke in the shot above?

There are plenty of glaciers everywhere you look that haven't yet made it down to the waterline.

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