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Cruising Alaska: July 2007

The Margerie is the most active of the Glacier Bay glaciers in terms of calving, the name used for chunks of ice falling off the face. We saw several large calvings during the hour we spent in front of the glacier.

    We headed out of Glacier Bay after leaving the Margerie, and by 5:30 were back in Icy Strait, heading west to the open sea. Some people report seeing a lot of wildlife in Glacier Bay, but on our ship there was one humpback seen (the NPS ranger reported it long after we were past it), and a brown speck on the beach that was apparently a bear.

This photograph is © 2007 by Murray Lundberg, and is not to be copied without express permission.
Margerie Glacier, Alaska