Pictures of Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska
Mendenhall Glacier is about 12 miles long and lies in Mendenhall Valley, about 12 miles from downtown Juneau in the southeastern Alaska.
Like many glaciers in Alaska Mendenhall Glacier is receding at an acclerating rate. During the 1990s, the glacier receded at around 60 feet per year. In 2007, the glacier had receded 497 feet by July 28th. In total, Mendenhall Glacier has receded by about 1.75 miles -- 13% -- since 1910.
Below you will find a collection of photos from Alaska. Except where noted, pictures were taken by Rhett A. Butler, copyright 2007. While these images are the property of mongabay.com, it may be permissible to use them for non-commercial purposes (like powerpoint presentations and school projects), provided that the images are not altered in any form. Please read this for more details. If you are interested in using an image in a publication please contact me.
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