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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.

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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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