Photographer's Note

This is the 2nd Glacier Ive seen. It was even more spectacular then the first. The ship was cruising very close so the view was better. They say this is the bluest glacier in Alaska! Its blue mass of centuries-old ice. Interesting to see the many smaller icebergs that float down the length of the fjord.

The official answer to the question - why is the ice blue?
Glacial ice appears blue because it absorbs all colors of the visible light spectrum except blue, which it transmits. The transmission of this blue wavelength gives glacial ice its blue appearance. Glacier ice may also appear white because some ice is highly fractured with air pockets an indiscriminately scatters the visible light spectrum.

I had many shots of this Glacier, but decided to post this one because the ceiling of my room balcony on the ship and the smaller ship in the foreground will give some perspective as how huge this Glacier is. Enjoy!

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