April Ice Flows
Since my early years in Alaska, Turnagain Arm has been one of my favorite places to photograph. From March to May, it is truly spectacular. Shore-bound ice clings to the rocks just below the highway. A few yards beyond, the world’s second highest tides carry icebergs in and out with each cycle. And in the distance, the Alaska Range shimmers on the horizon, 100 miles away. To show the motion of the ice, I made this 40-second exposure at 10 pm in early April during an outgoing tide. An outflow channel had formed, lifting the icebergs near shore.