Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska
• Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska
Glacier Bay National Park (Glacier Bay) area of 13,287 square meters. km is located in the south-east coast of Alaska. Nature Coast Glacier Bay is - glaciers, mountain range with snowy peaks, covered with forests, deep fjords, rivers and lakes. The National Park is under UNESCO protection.
A hundred years ago the most famous glacier was here Muir Glacier 3 km wide and 80 m in height. But the climate is constantly changing, and in 1990, the glacier retreated. To date, the tourists have the opportunity to observe the glaciers Margerie and Lamplugh. The photograph shows the waterfall out of Lamplugh Glacier.
In the park are very few roads, so cruises and airplane and helicopter tours - the best way to explore it.
It looks like Glacier Bay National Park from Space:
The birth of icebergs from the Margerie Glacier.
The ice cave in an iceberg. iceberg blue color says that he is very dense and formed relatively recently.
13km Glacier Lamplugh. Glaciers are always trying to find the balance, when the amount of ice to form equal to the amount of ice lost by the glaciers. In case of a significant power gain and excessive over its melting, the ice moving forward edge - Glacier occurs at reverse ratio glacier retreats.
Margery Glacier and Mount Mount Fairweather. This mountain is the highest peak in British Columbia and the ninth highest mountain in Alaska.
Glaciers born on the slopes of Mount Fairweather, drains west into the Gulf of Alaska. The absolute height of the top is 4663 meters above sea level:
View of Glacier Bay National Park from a plane.
The marble island and sea lions.
Landscapes National Park, Glacier Bay.
Bear in a waterfall.
19-mile Glacier Johns Hopkins. Common condition ice formation is the combination of low temperature air with a large amount of solid precipitation.
Orca family of dolphins. Males reach a length of 9.10 m at a mass to 7, 5 tons. English name killer whale ( "killer whale") whale was due to its reputation as a dangerous predator.
An aerial view.
American black bear, and black bear.
Glacier Bay National Park - it is not only the glaciers, but also beautiful, mysterious forests.
Modern glaciers cover an area of over 16 million sq. M. km., or about 11% of the land. They are more than 25 million. Cubic meters. km of ice - nearly two-thirds of the volume of fresh water on the planet.
Snow Transformation in ice, can go both at subzero temperatures, and at a temperature of melting.
A beautiful glacier at Halo Bay.
Another Photo of Mount Mount Fairweather.
National Park, Glacier Bay marine climate, it is influenced by ocean currents. On the coast winters are rather mild (-2 to + 5C), and summer - cool (+ 10-15C).
The tail of a humpback whale. Humpback whales spend the summer in the National Park Glacier Bay, and then migrate to winter in Hawaii.
This is the lowest point of the National Park, Glacier Bay - 430 meters below sea level.
Valley of the tree-like Hubbard Glacier, the largest on the coast of Alaska. He originates on Mount Logan. Age of ice at the foot of the glacier Hubbard about 400 years, that is how much time it takes the ice to come down from the mountains to the ocean Logan. Upper 67 km are in Canada and the lower 48 km - in the United States.
The width of the front of the glacier Hubbard (limited bays) to date is approximately 9 kilometers in the summer and about 15 in winter. Hubbard Glacier - Glacier rising. He continues to grow and progress in the last hundred years.
From the glacier broke off the ice.
It was a small tour of the National Park Glacier Bay in Alaska.