4. Day 3 - Glacier Bay Page 2 of 4
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Look at the huge Valley Glaciers on either side of this hulking mountain!
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Another cruise ship leaving Glacier Bay after its sightseeing.
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It's the Statendam of the Holland America Cruise Line. In the background is the Reid Glacier, our first large Tidewater Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park.
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Here is the Reid Glacier, our first large Tidewater Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park.
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A closer view of the Reid Glacier.
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A close up view of the Reid Glacier.
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A panoramic view of the mountains with snow and Valley Glaciers in the cirques in Glacier Bay.
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A close up view of the clouds draped over the verdant mountains in Glacier Bay National Park.
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A view of the Lamplugh Glacier, a smaller Tidewater Glacier, in Glacier Bay National Park.
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Some of the beautiful mountain scenery with the ice flows flowing out of Glacier Bay from the Margerie Glacier which is up ahead at the end of Tarr Inlet.
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A small waterfall in Tarr Inlet in Glacier Bay National Park.
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On the left, our first view of Margerie Glacier, and on the far right (in the mist), what looks like earth, is the silt and debris covered Grand Pacific Glacier at the end of Tarr Inlet in Glacier Bay National Park.
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As the Captain slowly turns our ship clockwise to give us a direct view of Margerie Glacier, Cathy is ready with our binoculars for some spectacular viewing, and a warm coat as it is a bit cold.
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As our ship continues to turn we get a better view of Margerie Glacier.
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An almost complete view of Margerie Glacier, a classic Tidewater Glacier. The face is about 1 mile wide, 250 feet above the water line, and about 100 feet below water.
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A closer view of Margerie Glacier with some ice flows in the water.
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The left side of Margerie Glacier with many ice flows in the water.
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The Margerie Glacier reflects beautifully in the water.
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A closer view of the left side of Margerie Glacier.
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A close up view of Margerie Glacier. We were hoping to see and catch some calving (ice breaking off the Glacier), but only saw a small one once, but unfortunately did not capture a photo.
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You can see from this close up view of Margerie Glacier that ice has calved from the Glacier as there is much ice in the water.
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In this close up shot of Margerie Glacier, you can see the blue color in the areas where the ice is more compacted.
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A close up shot of an ice flow in the water near Margerie Glacier.
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Some more ice flows in the water near Margerie Glacier with some interesting ripple patterns.

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