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Hubbard Glacier Calving, Alaska 2004
It has been a little while since my last post because we just officially launched the Blog and wanted to let some readership settle in. I am extremely grateful that within the first week we have had more than 500 visitors to the Blog (not bad considering I’m not Charlie Sheen). I thank you for the support and will continue to post images that I hope you all enjoy.
To that end, today we have Hubbard Glacier Calving. Several years ago I had the opportunity to visit The Great Land, Alaska. Cruising the Inner Passage, we eventually approached the Hubbard Glacier. Simply seeing a Glacier up close is enough to stir the soul. On this particular day we witnessed a spectacular show as the glacier calved, sending huge pieces of ice crashing into the sea.
To many, this image will serve as a reminder of the alarming effect of global warming. Hopefully it will also serve as a reminder for all of us to do our part to protect the planet.
For me, in addition to the inherent conservation message the image represents, it memorialzes a spectacular life experience. My photographic goal was to capture the randomly falling chunks of ice as they hit the frigid water. The sight and sound (akin to that of a lightning/thunder-storm) as the ice cracked off the glacier, is something I will never forget.
Here’s hoping that together, we make the changes necessary to protect the Earth, so that wild places such as this survive for future generations.