Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Elephant Foot Glacier in Greenland

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This is an aerial view of the Elephant Foot Glacier in Northeast Greenland National Park. Spillage glaciers form when ice overflows from a bowl-shaped depression, in this case, caused by the weight of the Greenland ice sheet. To imagine the enormous size of this formation, it's important to remember the surrounding mountains are thousands of feet high.

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