Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Elephant Foot Glacier in Greenland

Image from hayyoo.com

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 ice formation, seen here from the air, it is important to remember that the surrounding mountains are thousands of feet high.

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