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Rock & Ice – Glacier Bay

Another of my more abstract Alaska images, taken in Glacier Bay.   This is actually taken from the deck of a large cruise ship, the captain was able to maneuver her quite close to the glacier.   At least it seemed close.   I like that there is no sense of scale here.   That is actually what I would describe as a mountainside, and the glacier ice must be several stories tall.   When watching pieces of the glacier calve off into the ocean, we were told that no, those pieces falling were not the size of cars, but the size of houses.   Even viewing the scene directly there were no man made or other familiar objects to give the landscape any sense of scale.   Alaska is humbling and fascinating at the same time.