Holgate Glacier

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark II
7965784/1000000 sec. / ISO 400
State/Province/Region
Alaska
Nearest Area
Kenai Fjords NP
Town
Seward
Notes

Canon EOS 5D II; Canon EF 70-200mm @ 70mm; handheld; RAW capture: f/18 @ 1/250 sec, ISO 400; Auto exposure, TV mode; Centerweighted-average metering; Auto WB

Description

A small tourist boat approaches the terminus of the Holgate Glacier, located outside the town of Seward, Alaska in the Kenai Fjords National Park. The glacier flows outward from the Harding Icefield toward Holgate Arm of Aialik Bay. While it is one of the smaller glaciers in Aialik Bay, approximately 0.5 mi wide at the face (only 1/3 of the face is seen here), it is still a popular destination to see calving glaciers. It is actually advancing! Holgate Arm is often filled with ice, but on a good day you can get to a close and safe distance from the glacier. One-quarter mile is as close an approach as is allowed.

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Date Added
July 1, 2019
Date Taken
June 30, 2019