Approaching the Icefields

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    Here's a nice little view of the terminal moraine of one arm of the mighty Kaskawulsh Glacier and origin of Slim's River, which spends itself in Kluane Lake. This is an approach to the vast interconnected icefields of the Wrangell / St. Elias Icefields, ... the third largest glaciated area remaining on Earth ... The world's largest non-Polar icefield, and the reservoir of some 20 percent of the world's fresh water, outside of Greenland and Antarctica.
    Shot from the window of a 3 seater Helio Courier Aeroplane we chartered from Kluane Lake to Mt. Logan.
    Viewers charitable enough to visit this humble flickrstream semi-regularly will become bored to death with rivers of Glacial ice and seas of icefield vastness in coming weeks, as I post a surplus of photos taken on this (for us) mind-blowing trip.

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    1. Tuscan sun 69 months ago | reply

      Wow, these are just magnificent. YOu must have been torn between photographing it all and just looking....Thanks for the former. Wonderful geography lesson as well.

    2. chris10eyck 69 months ago | reply

      What an amazing landscape. Looking forward to seeing more of these "boring" shots!

    3. Blair Craft 69 months ago | reply

      A buddy and I spent four days hiking on the east side of Slim's River in the summer of 2006. We actually hiked into this area on day two but didn't make it completely to the glacier as we were turned back by water too deep and fast to cross. It's fantastic to get a view of the area from such a unique point of view. Thanks.

    4. victorvonsalza 69 months ago | reply

      Beautiful set of photos you've posted here, love them all... please "bore" us some more! :-)

    5. GlennCantor (theskepticaloptimist) 69 months ago | reply

      I look forward to more of these pictures....bring them on.

    6. Dragonfly Jewelry Designs Pam 69 months ago | reply

      Really, don't fuss about boring me either...these...every one of them...are incredible photos. Beautiful, haunting, unusual. You ought to put these in a book with the descriptions. I'd surely buy one. Thank you David, for these images of something I would otherwise never see. You have lifted me above my mundane day into a place of serenity and beauty.

    7. _JF_ [deleted] 69 months ago | reply

      Incredible landscape...

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      Your picture is really excellent !
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    8. sjb4photos 69 months ago | reply

      This is amazing scenery, far away from civilization. Great capture.

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    9. PsychaSec 69 months ago | reply

      Beautiful expansive landscape!

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      Your picture is really excellent !
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    10. mambo1935 69 months ago | reply

      grand view!

    11. Nounou 12 Maryse 69 months ago | reply

      Vos plus belles photos
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      Magnifique photo

    12. word artist 69 months ago | reply

      I have no idea how anyone could possibly get board of such magnificence. It is a reminder of how insignificant we, as humans, are.

      I would recommend a straightening, though. Or a far more pronounced tilt.
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    13. Gio's Gallery 69 months ago | reply

      Awesome. Faved!
      Truly a gorgeous location.
      Nicely captured, BRAVO!!!

    14. Tim Blessed 69 months ago | reply

      Dave, I just finished a tour of glaciers and mountains thanks to your wonderful photos! I'm sure it wasn't anywhere near as awesome as the real thing you experienced getting these shots, but it still was very beautiful. Thanks, will stay tuned.

      You are invited to post this image to "Spectacular Landscape, invitation only"
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    15. GMills31 69 months ago | reply

      Great panorama, wonderful light.

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Damn! I Wish I'd Taken That!!! (Invite Only) Post 1-Award 2, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      A real Beauty!!!

      You are invited to display your image and join our group.
      I wish I'd taken it!!!


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    16. VJ Spectra 69 months ago | reply

      You are one lucky dude to see all this! Congrats on another impressive shot ;-)

    17. Erutuon 66 months ago | reply

      I was not bored to death by the amazing glacier pictures. ;)

    18. George Dixon 64 months ago | reply

      Beautiful photo. I love all the different greens.

    19. susannaj 37 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Hidden Journeys run by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in London and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      The group explores the amazing landscapes underneath international flight paths and we'd love to have your photo as part of the group.

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