Jul 13, 2013

Picture of the Day: Spire Cove, Alaska

 

SPIRE COVE, ALASKA

 

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Photograph by Ontonyx on Reddit

 

In this photograph by Redditor Ontonyx, we see Spire Cove which is located within Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska.

The cove is about thirty minutes by boat from Seward, just past Big Bear Glacier. The cove is notable for its abundant bird life and spires like the one seen above.

Established in 1980, the park covers an area of 669,984 acres (1,046.85 sq mi; 2,711.33 km2) on the Kenai Peninsula in southcentral Alaska. It contains the Harding Icefield, one of the largest ice fields in the United States. The park is named for the numerous fjords carved by glaciers moving down the mountains from the ice field. The field is the source of at least 38 glaciers, the largest of which is Bear Glacier. The park lies just to the west of Seward, a popular port for cruise ships. [Source]

You can find the approximate GPS coordinates of Spire Cove at 59° 52′ 36.60″ N 149° 33′ 27.29″ W

 

 

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