Bear Glacier – Kenai Fjords Natl. Park

Location: Bear Glacier Lagoon. Kenai Fjords National Park
Date of Photo: July 28, 2019
Temperature: 66
Current Weather: Partly Cloudy

Camera Settings for photo

Canon 5D Mark IV with Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L III lens. 22mm 1/1000th second F/7.1 ISO 200 handheld from kayak. Cropped.

Image Description

A plethora of icebergs float in Bear Glacier Lagoon as the sun sets over the Kenai Mountains.

History and Information about this location

Bear Glacier lagoon is located 12 miles to the southwest of Seward, Alaska. Much of it is in Kenai Fjords National Park. The lagoon is what’s known as a proglacier lagoon, meaning a lake which forms between the receding glacier and the moraine it created. A moraine is the gravel rock formation it made as it pushed the debris downhill. Many people kayak, camp and paddleboard in the area during summer months.

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