Kenai Fjords National Park

August 30, 1999

Aialik Glacier 3

Aialik Glacier

Below left: Notice the loose block of ice shaped like the tip of your thumb in the center of the picture. It almost looks like the nose on an upside-down face. The crowd on deck has been watching this chunk for quite a while. Everyone thinks it's about to break off the glacier. That is, the glacier is about to calve in that spot.

Below right: It just went! See the big splash.

Aialik Glacier 5
Aialik Glacier 6

Earlier in the day, another cruise boat was near this glacier when a BIG calving caused an outwash wave 15' high!

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