This glacier was my favourite part of the adventure in Alaska.
Being a Canadian, I am inexplicably drawn to snow and ice, and this magnificent example of ice originates in the Yukon.
We spent two days at this glacier it did not fail to impress everyone. I shot just over 4400 frames on this subject, many of them large vast panoramas like the one above. The sheer scale of the ice of Hubbard put all the rest of the glaciers to shame.
The open calving face of this glacier is 10 km wide, with it reaching heights of 106 meters – 137 meters (350-450 feet). We were witness to 11 major calving events, with a few occurrences of the entire face of the glacier dropping into the waters.
Some food for thought: this was ice the size of a 20-30-story building.
Hubbard Glacier, located in the remote wilderness of Alaska, stands as a majestic and awe-inspiring spectacle that beckons photographers to capture its grandeur and raw natural power. With its colossal expanse of ice stretching over 76 miles in length, Hubbard Glacier offers a mesmerizing display of towering blue-hued walls of ice that dramatically calve into the icy waters of Disenchantment Bay.
The glacier provides a dynamic subject, allowing them to document the ever-changing landscape as massive chunks of ice break off into the sea, creating a breathtaking display of nature’s relentless force and beauty.