Northwestern Glacier

P1020926 by BGTwinDad
P1020926, a photo by BGTwinDad on Flickr.

This is the Northwestern Glacier in Harris Bay, as we were leaving.  The water was nearly glass smooth, as there was little wind and our boat was the only (commercial) one to visit that day.  I like how the mountains and the glacier are reflected in the water, which has a unique turquoise shade due to a combination of the depth and the glacial water that feeds it.  Up closer, there were a number of seals basking on the mini-icebergs that had calved off the glacier.

We spent an entire day on the tour boat, traveling from Seward to this point and back, searching for whales and all manner of other sea life.  We managed to see a couple dozen humpback whales, including this one:
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… many, many seabirds…
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… some stunning scenery …
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… and more than a few boats!
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Stay tuned. This is only day two!

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One Response to Northwestern Glacier

  1. Nice photos. We recently got to see Northwestern Glacier too. What a great summer weather-wise!

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