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Photograph by Peter Essick

It's still creeping across the Alaskan landscape, but the massive Columbia Glacier, located near Valdez in Prince William Sound, doesn't creep quite as far as it did in its heyday. Between 1977 and 1999 its length decreased by eight miles (13 kilometers). The glacier is expected to lose another ten miles (20 kilometers) of length by 2010.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon EOS 1V
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 17-35mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/500 @ f/4
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Time of Day: Morning
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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