Spectacular, yes? This is one of my favorite shots and I’m sure you can see why. I took this glacier photo during a 7-day Alaskan cruise with my family towards the end of May, 2010.
These are the “Sawyer Glaciers” and are located at the end of the Tracy Arm Fjord, which is a 35-mile long stretch of ocean with 3000 foot high granite walls along both sides. This fjord travels through the Tongass National Forest, although I don’t remember seeing too many trees… Mostly just rocks and waterfalls.
As our ship was approaching the Sawyer Glaciers, the Captain announced that in over 8 years of traveling to this location, he had never been able to get as close as we were currently getting. It was absolutely amazing how the crew was able to navigate such a large ship through such a small area. The granite walls were literally 10-20 feet away from the ship on both sides.
During our travel up the fjord, we saw plenty of seals and sea lions playing out and about on the ice caps. In fact, if you click on my image to view a larger version, you’ll likely be able to spot a few.
If you are like our family and have grown tired of cruises to the Bahamas, I highly recommend you take an Alaskan cruise. It was definitely an incredible vacation and was nothing like what we had ever experienced before.
I liked this photo so much that I had a “GelaSkin” made from it that covers my Macbook Pro’s lid. You’d be amazed at how many comments I receive from total strangers when they see me typing away on my MacBook Pro about how beautiful this picture is.
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