Kevin Blackston
PO Box 217
Floresville TX 78114-0217
United States of America

Bear Glacier

Alaska, USA

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.

Forever U.S. postage stamp picturing Bear Glacier in Alaska, USA
Bear Glacier



  1. A Sensitive Giant: Alaska’s Bear Glacier. Landsat. Accessed 12 Nov. 2012.
  2. Adams, Eric Christopher. Kayaking Bear Glacier’s Blue Ice. Alaska Dispatch. 19 July 2011. Accessed 12 Nov. 2012.
  3. Kenai Fjords National Park. Accessed 12 Nov. 2012.

Published 2018-06-18