A gigantic river of ice

Posted in 10 - Wonderful Places, The meeting of the sea and the land

It is not possible to sunbathe there because the beach is ice.

The gigantic expanse of ice seen in the photograph is the Columbia Glacier, on the prince william estuary, en Alaska. Glaciers form when snow falls from mountains or hills and, after piling up, freezes and forms large blocks. Glacier means ice.

Glaciers don't melt because it's too cold.

As the glacier advances, large icebergs separate from it and fall into the water. But the Columbia Glacier moves so slowly that a turtle would outrun it.

Aerial view of the Columbia Glacier

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