Sunday, October 3, 2010

Portgage Glacier, Alaska

Seeing a glacier up fairly close is quite an experience. It is a shocking shade of blue, which is not a color that I expect to see with a glacier. Even the water in the lake below the glacier has a strange blue/green shade that is quite different from other bodies of water. This glacier is only about an hour out of Anchorage so it is easy to get to. I saw this same glacier a couple of years ago. I was pleasantly surprised to see that it hasn't moved higher up the mountain from what I remembered from that visit. The "fog" in the shot is really rain as it was coming down pretty good when I took this shot.