Glacier Calving

 

A dramatic moment captured as  a glacier calves during a Three Arctic Islands expedition in September 2012. Photo courtesy of Frede Hansen.

Glacier or ice calving is the breaking off of chunks of ice at the edge of a glacier and is often preceded by a loud cracking sound similar to thunder!

You can read one passenger’s firsthand experience on this voyage right here.

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