Receding Glacier, Alaska by Allen Enriquez for Stocksy United

Receding Glacier, Alaska

The Matanuska Glacier is the largest glacier in Alaska that can be reached by vehicle. It is approximately 26 miles long and 4 miles wide at its terminus. It is classified as a valley glacier; a body of solid ice that flows like a river under its own weight through an existing valley. About 10,000 years ago it began its retreat to its present day location.

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Uploaded 16 October, 2013
Camera: NIKON D700

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