Glacier Bay

Glacier Bay is part of the Inside Passage of southeastern Alaska, but it’s filled with superlatives – large, actively calving glaciers, pristine Tongass rainforest, mountain peaks, salmon runs, and a rich assortment of wildlife all feeding on the upwelling nutrients, and all within a relatively small area of the overall ‘inside passage’. A journey there is a deep immersion into nature of the northwest – and the stories of how interdependent things are, the story of the salmon, and how it connects so many things up there. I will return before the glaciers melt, and they are melting faster than we expected…so if you have been thinking of going ‘sometime soon’ – go now, however you do it.


Brenda Tharp’s collections of photographs from Glacier Bay National Park include glaciers, icebergs, wildlife, marine mammals, bears, whales, orcas, sea lions, scenery, forests, atmosphere, weather.