April 19, 2015 at 1:43 pm

Picture of the Day: Levels of Nature

by twistedsifter

tracy arm fjord alaska levels of nature by john cobb Picture of the Day: Levels of Nature

Photograph by John Cobb


In this beautiful capture of the Alaskan landscape we see the Tracy Arm fjord with the impressive Sawyer glacier lurking behind and mountains soaring above all. I love the composition and lines in this capture by John Cobb.

Tracy Arm is a fjord in Alaska near Juneau (outlet at 57° 46′ 40″ N 133° 37′ 0″ W). It is named after the Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Franklin Tracy. It is located about 45 miles (72 km) south of Juneau and 70 miles (110 km) north of Petersburg, Alaska, off of Holkham Bay and adjacent to Stephens Passage within the Tongass National Forest. Tracy Arm is the heart of the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness, designated by the United States Congress in 1980. [source]

Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness contains 653,179 acres (2,643.32 km2) and consists of two deep and narrow fjords: Tracy Arm and Endicott Arm. Both fjords are over 30 miles (48 km) long and one-fifth of their area is covered in ice. [source]



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