Approaching the Icefields

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.

  • Tuscan sun 7y

    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.
  • Chris Ten Eyck 7y

    What an amazing landscape. Looking forward to seeing more of these "boring" shots!
  • Blair Craft 7y

    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.
  • Victor von Salza PRO 7y

    Beautiful set of photos you've posted here, love them all... please "bore" us some more! :-)
  • Glenn PRO 7y

    I look forward to more of these pictures....bring them on.
  • Dragonfly Jewelry Designs Pam 7y

    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.
  • _JF_ 7y

    Incredible landscape...

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  • Steve Brown PRO 7y

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

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  • PsychaSec PRO 7y

    Beautiful expansive landscape!

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  • mambo1935 7y

    grand view!
  • Maryse PRO 7y

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    Magnifique photo
  • Rick Yagodich 7y

    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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  • Gio's Gallery 7y

    Awesome. Faved!
    Truly a gorgeous location.
    Nicely captured, BRAVO!!!
  • Tim PRO 7y

    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.

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  • Glenn Mills PRO 7y

    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!!!

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  • Anthony James 7y

    You are one lucky dude to see all this! Congrats on another impressive shot ;-)
  • Erutuon 7y

    I was not bored to death by the amazing glacier pictures. ;)
  • George Dixon 7y

    Beautiful photo. I love all the different greens.
  • susannaj 4y

    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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