Monday, August 18, 2014

Nature's Crazy Shapes Alaska

Nature Under the Microscope
Destination Alaska

#travelpics theme:    
“crazy nature

Each Monday afternoon, the Twitter photo travel chat, #travelpics, explores the world focusing on a particular theme.  Participants answer questions and share their personal photos with the audience.

Shapes of Hubbard Glacier 

Beautiful and crazy shapes can be found in nature by looking carefully.
Q2:Share your favorite!

The highlight of one of our Inside Passage (Alaska) cruises was when the ship slowly and carefully made its way thru the glacial ice of Hubbard Bay allowing the passengers to get a closeup view of the glacier.

Sailing closer, we past glacial ice that had broken off from the the main glacier in a process known as "calving".

Many Shapes, Sizes, Colors

There were no two pieces of ice that were the same.  They came in all shapes and sizes and the colors were amazing, especially the shades of blue.

Our ship even sent a tendor boat to retrieve a chunk of glacier ice and bring it back onboard our ship for the passengers to get a closer look.

We hung over the side of our balcony taking several pictures of the ice and the glacier.

 Photographing the Ice

If you are planning a cruise to Alaska, be sure to pack your digital camera with plenty of spare memory cards, as we guarantee everywhere you turn you'll see crazy and beautiful shapes of nature that you'll want to capture in images.

Ideally, you have a camera with a lens that has several different focal lengths, including a telephoto, so that you can get closeup shots.

Favorite Shots

In this photo, the clouds are obscuring part of Hubbard Glacier giving an eery mood to the image. That definitely made this one of our favorite shots.

We couldn't pick just one, so we've provided a few of our favorite shots here.

Do you have a favorite among them?

Click on images to enlarge the picture.

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