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Waterfalls in Glacier

Waterfalls in Glacier

July 02, 2007 | Glacier National Park

A collection of waterfalls are all that are left of the melting glaciers in the mid-summer thaw at Glacier National Park.

This was actually taken in the summer of 2007, during our visit to Glacier National Park. We hiked up to the shores of Grinnell Lake, in the shadow of Mount Gould, and were able to get a great sight of one of the few remaining glaciers in Glacier National Park - Grinnell Glacier.

The sight from the shore gives you a great view of the falls from the melting Grinnell Glacier. This glacier out of all at Glacier National Park, is picked out as the canary in the coal mine. Extensive research has been done to demonstrate just how quickly these glaciers are melting. I'm not sure when they expect Grinnell Glacier to completely melt, but I believe it is within our lifetime. A frightening thought.

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Camera
Nikon D200

Lens
70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor

Shutter and f/stop
0.8 sec. @ f/22.0

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