Kenai Fjords National Park, which lies along Alaska’s southern coastline, encompasses several dozen glaciers.1 2 The largest of them is Bear Glacier, which descends from Harding Icefield to a lake near the North Pacific Ocean.3
According to scientists, Bear Glacier is gradually receding. As it does, chunks of ice break off and float in the lake; some of those icebergs can be seen in the design of the stamp pictured here.
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- A Sensitive Giant: Alaska’s Bear Glacier. Landsat. Accessed 12 Nov. 2012.
- Adams, Eric Christopher. Kayaking Bear Glacier’s Blue Ice. Alaska Dispatch. 19 July 2011. Accessed 12 Nov. 2012.
- Kenai Fjords National Park. TravelAlaska.com. Accessed 12 Nov. 2012.