The Scale of Hubbard Glacier
Hubbard Glacier, Alaska, USA
Photo by Renaud Visage/age fotostock
The Scale of Hubbard GlacierIt’s almost impossible to get a full understanding of the scope of a glacier. The ice offers nothing to grab your eyes—nothing but rolls and hills and that ridiculous shade of glacial blue. For those who try to hike the ice, the disorientation is extreme: You feel like you could be a hundred meters from a crevasse that’s really almost under your feet. Glaciers are one of nature's great optical illusions.