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EarthSky // Today's Image Release Date: Aug 28, 2013

Alaska’s Sawyer Glacier

A close-up look at Alaska’s Sawyer Glacier as seen by EarthSky Facebook friend Risa Bender.


Breathtaking image of the Sawyer Glaciers in Alaska, captured by EarthSky Facebook friend Risa Bender.

Located at the end of a fjord in Alaska called Tracy Arm, the twin Sawyer Glaciers – North Sawyer and South Sawyer – attract thousands of tourists every year. The wildlife in the area includes black and brown bears, deer, wolves, harbor seals, and a variety of birds, such as Arctic terns and pigeon guillemots.

The face of the South Sawyer Glacier stretches one-third of a mile (536 meters) and calves icebergs of all sizes.

Thanks Risa for sharing this magnificent sight!

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