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The Glacier Bay Nature Cruise
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska


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Morning fog on Glacier Bay

Morning fog on Glacier Bay

The day-long nature cruise on Glacier Bay began with morning fog.

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Date photographed: August 6, 2013
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Glacier Bay day cruise approaches the Johns Hopkins Glacier

Glacier Bay day cruise approaches the Johns Hopkins Glacier

The Glacier Bay day cruise made a close approach to the Johns Hopkins Glacier, one of the few remaining tidewater glaciers.

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Date photographed: August 6, 2013
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Glacier Bay day cruise at the Johns Hopkins Glacier

Glacier Bay day cruise at the Johns Hopkins Glacier

The blue ice cliffs at the terminus of the Johns Hopkins Glacier were an amazing sight.

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Date photographed: August 6, 2013
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At the Johns Hopkins Glacier

At the Johns Hopkins Glacier

Our tour boat turned slowly in place as it paused in the floating ice near the Johns Hopkins Glacier.

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Date photographed: August 6, 2013
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Iceberg calving in Glacier Bay

Iceberg calving in Glacier Bay

Icebergs calved off the Johns Hopkins Glacier every few minutes.

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Date photographed: August 6, 2013
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Return trip down Glacier Bay

Return trip down Glacier Bay

After an hour at the glacier terminus we motored steadily back up the bay.

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Date photographed: August 6, 2013
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Wonderful weather at Glacier Bay

Wonderful weather at Glacier Bay

Despite morning fog we had a clear and windless day on the Glacier Bay cruise.

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Date photographed: August 6, 2013
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Glassy smooth Glacier Bay

Glassy smooth Glacier Bay

Glacier Bay was smooth and mirror-like as we returned to Bartlett Cove.

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Date photographed: August 6, 2013
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Previous locality: Bartlett Cove Next locality: Mendenhall Glacier