Some of these Alaskan glaciers are fed by huge snowfields nestled in the tops of the mountains. Some of the ones in this photo are separate from the huge mass of snow behind the mountain ridges. Here is a satellite view of the area near where this photo was taken, you can see the huge ice fields and the smaller glaciers on the mountain tops. The area is much more impressive from sea level than from thousands of feet up.
|From Google Maps View of Whittier, Alaska|