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Athabasca Glacier

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 2 November 2019 in Landscape & Rural.

Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
The Athabasca Glacier is one of the six principal 'toes' of the Columbia Icefield, located in the Canadian Rockies. The glacier currently loses depth at a rate of about 5 metres per year and has receded more than 1.5 km and lost over half of its volume in the past 125 years.

Parts of the Icefield are visible from the Icefields Parkway. The Athabasca Glacier has receded significantly since its greatest modern-era extent in 1844. During the summer months visitors to the area can travel onto the glacier in the comfort of large "snowcoaches".

NIKON D5500 1/4000 second F/11.0 ISO 1600 360 mm (35mm equiv.)

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

It's wonderful when you can still see glaciers. These are works and treasures of nature that man's madness will destroy. Very nice picture

2 Nov 2019 5:47am

JPA from Paris, France

superbe ce glacier!! amts

2 Nov 2019 8:12am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Très belle photo

2 Nov 2019 10:09am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Awesome view!

2 Nov 2019 11:23am

Rose from United States

Brrrrrrr...I am cold just looking at that.

2 Nov 2019 12:50pm

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A superb look at this glacier, you can almost feel the cold.

2 Nov 2019 1:16pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

it feels so isolated

2 Nov 2019 4:30pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Comme Rose... ça me donne froid !... Jolie prise.

2 Nov 2019 6:13pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien ce glacier

2 Nov 2019 6:19pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Wow, a massive river of ice!

2 Nov 2019 8:27pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

an impressive mound of ice; the shadows nicely define the crumbling

2 Nov 2019 8:50pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

An amazing view of all of this ice. This is a wonderful image!

3 Nov 2019 1:54am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

it's quite magnificent

4 Nov 2019 3:57pm

1/4000 second
ISO 1600
360 mm (35mm equiv.)