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19. Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska   Never thought you might want to go to Alaska?  http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/mendenhall-glacier-aerial/

19. Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska Never thought you might want to go to Alaska? http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/mendenhall-glacier-aerial/

A Alaskan Cruise - In the Land of the Midnight Sun, why not use every extra minute of daylight to get more than just a suntan. From the blue ice of a massive glacial field to the stunning grandeur of the scenery and wildlife, everything in Alaska is huge. Including the adventures.

A Alaskan Cruise - In the Land of the Midnight Sun, why not use every extra minute of daylight to get more than just a suntan. From the blue ice of a massive glacial field to the stunning grandeur of the scenery and wildlife, everything in Alaska is huge. Including the adventures.

Scientists have likened Alaska's icy Glacier Bay to a living laboratory due to the park’s glacial retreat, plant succession, and animal behavior. As the melting ice retreats, new vegetation and mammals move in on land, while underneath the water’s surface, humpback whales, killer whales and seals continue to call the region home. It's only accessible by boat or plane, but Glacier Bay is an area that deserves a visit, especially if you are a lover of nature and wildlife.

Scientists have likened Alaska's icy Glacier Bay to a living laboratory due to the park’s glacial retreat, plant succession, and animal behavior. As the melting ice retreats, new vegetation and mammals move in on land, while underneath the water’s surface, humpback whales, killer whales and seals continue to call the region home. It's only accessible by boat or plane, but Glacier Bay is an area that deserves a visit, especially if you are a lover of nature and wildlife.

A melting segment of juneau, alaska, USA's mendenhall glacier moves a smaller boulder from the mountains to the surface of mendenhall lake.

A melting segment of juneau, alaska, USA's mendenhall glacier moves a smaller boulder from the mountains to the surface of mendenhall lake.

Kenai river in Alaska. I've been here and yes, the water really is this color. I was told it's  because of all the copper.

Kenai river in Alaska. I've been here and yes, the water really is this color. I was told it's because of all the copper.

The surface temperature of a glacier can control how fast they move on a daily or annual basis.

The surface temperature of a glacier can control how fast they move on a daily or annual basis.

A tiny creek flows through a tundra-covered valley, Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska.

A tiny creek flows through a tundra-covered valley, Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska.

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