Arctic Thunder / Glacier Calving
Hubbard Glacier Calving, Alaska 2004
From fire (in my last post) to ice, here. The sudden release and breaking away of a mass of ice from a glacier is known as calving. Witnessing this phenomenon is a once in a lifetime experience.
The sound that occurs when the ice breaks off is like a resounding crack or boom you might hear in a severe lightning storm. All in all, one of the great natural acts one can witness that stays with you forever.
…On a separate note, sometimes a photograph can exhibit an image inside an image. If you look to the bottom right of the frame, you can see what looks likes a human face in the crashing icy water. I have isolated it below to exhibit its eerie likeness. Just a little something extra in an already phenomenal experience.
Ice Face, Alaska, 2004