Sunday, July 17th, 2011
Ruth Glacier And Rooster Comb

Above, aerial view of the heavily crevassed Ruth Glacier in Denali National Park. Below, an aerial view of a small portion of the Rooster Comb above the Ruth Glacier.

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Friday, July 15th, 2011
Ruth Glacier Terminus

This aerial perspective of a kettle pond reveals how much vegetation has grown above the Ruth Glacier near its terminus. It’s essentially a forest growing on ice! The organic layer provides protection for the ice, unlike the exposed face, which continues to flake off during the warmer times of the year.

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