Here are some of the glacial photos that we took on our Alaskan cruise last week. The glaciers were beautiful, and almost looked like waterfalls and rivers from a distance. I wasn't prepared for how blue they would be either, but apparently glacial ice appears blue because it absorbs all colors of the visible light spectrum except blue, which it transmits, giving its blue appearance. Glacier ice may also appear white like snow because some ice is highly fractured with air pockets and disrupts the spectrum within.
Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau
This glacier retreats 200 feet a year :(
Glacier Bay, Inside Passage
The Meade Glacier, Skagway
The Meade glacier is one of the largest inland glaciers in this part of Alaska. Known as the "river of ice," it stretches some 25 miles from Juneau to Skagway.
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