Harlequin Lake

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 60D
State/Province/Region
AK
Country
US
Nearest Area
Russell Fjord
Town
Yakutat
Description

Unlike the more famous tidewater glacier in Alaska that suffer the attrition of tides and currents, the Yakutat glacier terminates at the quiet, freshwater Harlequin Lake. Without the water movement of the tides to constantly strip ice from the face of tidewater glaciers, the Yakutat glacier calves much less frequently. However, when it does calve, it looses massive, city-block size pieces of ice. These floating landscapes drift ever so slowly to the outflow of the lake, the Dangerous River, but they eventually stick in the shallow bottom. I snapped this shot before a 5-day trip, winding through the bergs and camping on the bloom laden shores.

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Date Added
May 13, 2014
Date Taken
May 13, 2014